Lee Ufan — Dialogue
Seemingly simple-looking artworks make people think, “I can be an artist too” – but don’t get ahead of yourself too fast, the more basic something looks, the more difficult it is to make. With oil and mineral pigment on canvas, Lee Ufan
applies a limited number of discrete strokes, built up over an extended period of time, with a broad, flat brush loaded with grey paint, a colour that to him expresses “a vague, ephemeral and uncertain world.” The incorporation of strong blue, red and green colours create a dimension and might relate back to his previous work Landscape (1968). Lee’s gestures are minimal; his mind is focused, resulting in a resonant emptiness that requires time to look at and concentration to appreciate.