The Easel

It’s Time To Stop Ignoring South Korean Abstract Art

A number of octogenarian Korean artists are suddenly hot art market property after decades of neglect. They belong to the monochrome painting school that, despite similarities to postwar abstraction, has distinctly Korean roots. “To Barnett Newman’s rhetorical question “Who’s afraid of red, yellow, and blue?” [these] painters might well have replied, “We’re not afraid; we just couldn’t care less.”” Some images are here.