Se Ok Suh
Se Ok Suh is active/lives in South Korea, Asia. Se Ok Suh is known for painting.
Suh SeOk re-interpretes traditional oriental painting by intentionally manipulating the concentration of ink. He is noted for his famous People series, which revolutionized traditional Korean ink painting. Suh SeOk started working from the late 1940s, and by the end of the 1970s, his work focused on the theme of ‘people’ and subsequently committed himself to illustrate human nature. People, the artist’s most celebrated series, is composed of simple lines that represent people, and his ingenious manipulation of ink and configuration of space attest to his innovative oeuvre. The artist rhythmically paints segmented and connected lines, confirming spontaneous painting as opposed to creating a carefully calculated composition. Suh employs irregularity in the concentration of ink, transforming a potentially tedious image into a composition full of vitality. The people illustrated in the lot offered appear energetic and free, indicating the artist’s ability to breathe life into his works.