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Asian Art Week

‘The works are philosophically profound, visually beautiful, and conceptually unique’ — Yunah Jung

THE PAINTINGS OF YONG JO JI

Yong Jo Ji Mandala, Hexagram and Pathway encaustic paintings may be seen by appointment only. Other abstract contemporary works including The Matrix series are on display.

In recent years, figures from the Dansaekhwa movement and Korean abstract art have been at the forefront of the Asian modern and contemporary art market. As Christie’s specialist Yunah Jung explains, the sustained interest in Korean abstract art comes from ‘the recognition that the works are philosophically profound, visually beautiful, and conceptually unique.’

“I’ve never seen this amount of widening interest in a particular circle of non-contemporary artists, in historical material before.” Allan Schwartzman on Korean Art 

“Demand from art buyers did not wane. It merely shifted to lower value works. Buyers bought more of those lower value works to uphold the year-over-year sale totals.”

Artelligence March 14, 2023