From 17/06/2014 to 02/11/2014
Lee Ufan is a Korean contemporary artist who was born in the South Kyongsang region. Educated in painting as well as philosophy, the artist now brings minimalist visions to life through various mediums. As an adult in the mid-20th century, Lee moved to Japan, where he painted traditional Japanese works, going against the abstract art trend that was popular in Japan as the time.
By the 1970s, Lee had already made a name for himself not only as an artist but also as an art critic. He then become an influential figure in the Korean monochrome painting movement called tansaekhwa.
In addition to his influential painted works, the artist is also known for his sculptures, which make use of stones arranged with other materials such as steel, rubber and glass. With such an interesting oeuvre, art fans should be sure to check out Lee Ufan's work. They can do this at the Palace of Versailles from June 17 until November 2, 2014.
The exhibit has been curated by Alfred Pacquement, who formerly served as the director of the modern art museum the Centre Pompidou. The works chosen will plunge spectators into a contemplative artistic collection housed at one of the most beautiful places in Paris.
Indeed, the Palace of Versailles is one of the most popular sightseeing stop for visitors to Paris. Although it is located an a charming suburb outside of the city, it is easily accessible using the RER, the commuter train system for the Parisian region. As a result, guests staying at the Résidence Henri IV can visit a beautiful French chateau and also see the impressive works of a minimalist Korean artist all at the same time.