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.