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Lee Ufan
Stones, Cushion and Light

Japanese (and European) based, Korean minimalist artist Lee Ufan talks about the Mono-ha movement of the late 60s.

“We used manufactured materials, such as glass, sheet metal or electricity, combined with natural materials, such as dirt, rocks and water. I use the Japanese word chutohampa to describe it, which means unresolved, incomplete or not polished. So you’re neither here nor there; it’s the meeting of the two – oneself and one’s interaction with these materials, both industrial and natural.”

Relatum (1970, pictured) combines stones, cushions and light. installation view at the Pinar Gallery, Tokyo.


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