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We're back again with the latest art and culture news.
So for those of you who are wondering what to do this afternoon and for the rest of the week, our arts and culture reporter Michelle Kim is here to give you all the details.
What do you have for us today[Reporter : Michelle Kim] Hello, Conn-young.
Well, to start us off, I have a very interesting exhibition that covers "the aesthetics of fermentation."
It sounds like an odd theme doesn't it Yes it does.
I have to assume we're talking about food here, right[Reporter : ] I would seem like it, but just like fermenting food, this exhibition is all about the beauty of repetition and anticipation in artwork.
All of the paintings have been painted over and over again to show the so-called process of fermenting artwork.
Let's take a closer look.
A single dot on a plain white canvas and a repetition of patterns throughout this piece of modern art gives viewers the liberty to interpret the artwork any way they like.
A square shape surrounds the infinite number of dots that are drawn on a large canvas.
Every time a different shade is painted over, layer after layer, a deep and wide outer space can be seen.
A thick line is painted freely across the canvas.
It may seem to be dancing aimlessly across the white background, but the weighty line shows the painter's vigorous style.
[Interview : Lee Kang-so, Artist] "The process of creating the artwork consists of having a clear state of mind and painting with one stroke of a brush.
The result is created by the relationship between the painter, viewer, and the canvas."
A hole is made through the naturally colored traditional Korean paper, Hanji, to portray the sensitivity and serenity, and another canvas is painted in bold colors to emphasize a nervous tension.
Instead of using vivid colors and various techniques, monochrome painting uses just one or two patterns and colors to fill up the empty space.
Korean monochrome painting uses simple patterns and colors, but most of all accentuates the materials to its maximum.
[Interview : Yoon Jin-sub, Curator] "Korean monochrome art is different from westernized art in that both the touch
and sensitivity of the artwork is much more prominent."
Patience is needed to finish an artwork made up of simple dots and lines, and the empty space.
It is here, within the 150 artworks shown at Korea's largest monochrome painting exhibition, that you will be able to find the aesthetics of fermentation.
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