LeeEu’s latest series “Painting in Question” is a work that focuses mainly on the relationship between the canvas and the pigments, but also on their materiality. This painting thus challenges us as a pictorial object, that is, as a painting that does not excessively imply a realistic sense and does not evoke anything other than material reality.
The excessive mass of pigments, like a material overflowing from the square canvas, makes us wonder about painting thanks to this unknown situation generated by the link that the canvas, the medium of painting, maintains with the pigments. Indeed, the mass of pigments freed from the square frame allows us to recognize the canvas, which until now was only a window, an image inviting us to dive into the illusion, like a new tool of square modeling. Thus, we are no longer content to contemplate the universe contained by the canvas, but we can now observe the canvas itself, i.e. the state of the material.
Moreover, the artist’s minimalist work, which consists in creating a form sometimes by resorting mainly to the gravitational force, sometimes by adding simple brushstrokes, makes us reflect on the laborious work of painting.
The minimal intervention of the artist, the pigments overflowing from the canvas and this painting questioned that no longer represents a flat surface, but rather the shape of an object … And through this questioning, we leave again to the research of the artistic elements offered by this painting in question.
born in 1976 in South Korea
in France since 2002