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Kim Tschang-Yeul : La voie de l’eau

Publication date: 31.03.2023

Cahiers ERTA, 2023, Numéro 33, pp. 119 - 138

https://doi.org/10.4467/23538953CE.23.005.17567

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Sébastien Galland
Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier 3
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0217-9417 Orcid
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Abstract

From the series Event of the Night in 1972 to Neige in 2003, via Gouttes d'eau (1979-2013), the painter Kim Tschang Yeul has developed a poetics of formlessness in which negation, emptiness and absence direct the creative process. The Korean plastic artist offers through the materiality of the work a meditation on the fluence of worlds and forms. The drop of water expresses the precariousness of things, but also evokes a beyond of representation whose richness is as great as its restraint. Water is the metaphor of the void without which the full cannot unfold; it introduces the practice of non-action, which does not consist in doing nothing but in letting the supporting factors at work in the form happen. The creative process abstains from any intentional action, to let the invisible power of the tao act.

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Information: Cahiers ERTA, 2023, pp. 119 - 138

Article type: Original research article

Titles:

English:

Kim Tschang-Yeul: The Way of Water

Authors

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0217-9417

Sébastien Galland
Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier 3
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0217-9417 Orcid
All publications →

Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier 3

Published at: 31.03.2023

Article status: Open

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Sébastien Galland (Author) - 100%

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French

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