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Hyong Keun Yun

 (1928 - 2007)
Hyong Keun Yun was active/lived in Asia, South Korea.  Hyong Yun is known for paintings.

Hyong Keun Yun

Biography from Christie's Hong Kong

Born in 1928, Yun Hyong-Keun is highly recognized as one of the most inspiring artists for the peer group of Tansaekhwa, the Korean monochrome art movement.  Like his other Korean contemporary artists, he explored Western styles in the 1960s.  But Yun soon returned to the notion and process of Asian ink painting in search of a new abstract form.

When the leader of American minimalism, Donald Judd met Yun in the early 1990s during his visit to Korea for his exhibition, he was instantly fascinated by Yun's meditative painting.  They noticed a profound depth in the art of the other and became artistic comrades, although their primary interests are almost opposite; Judd focusing more on the actual property of substance while Yun sought to explore the spirit in nature.  Judd's affection towards Korean tradition has a long history from his military service in Korea in the late 1940s, and he was especially fascinated with the ultimate beauty of Korean traditional architecture.  This allure explains why Judd was captivated by Yun's art.

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About  Hyong Keun Yun

Born:  1928
Died:   2007
Known for:  paintings