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14-III-72 #223

Artist
Verseday
Year
2023
Hardware
77" LG OLED

KIM Whanki’s “All-Over Dot Paintings”
[14-III-72 #223]

Began 254 × 202 cm #223 in the night.
KIM Whanki, March 14, 1972

Only after dark did I finally complete filling in the dots of the 254 × 202 cm Geranium Lake dot painting.
It will still take about another week.
KIM Whanki, March, 1972

Painting 14-III-72 #223 is a typical example of Kim Whanki’s “all-over dot paintings” of “concentric circle composition,” which the artist presented from 1971 to 1972 in an attempt to explore dynamic movement and spatial expansion in his picture-planes. 14-III-72 #223 expresses a sense of space that infinitely extends our mental imagery beyond the bounds of the picture-plane by creating concentric circle forms with dots. Vividness originates from the delicate fluctuations of tones portrayed with the red pigment of Geranium Lake; and the rhythms of colors expand in harmony, adeptly presenting the aspects of lyric abstraction characteristic of Kim Whanki. Considering that the artist left many “all-over dot paintings” of blue shades, this work is special, in that such paintings in other sets of colors such as red or yellow are comparatively rare.

VERSEDAY had joined forces to digitally express this Whanki’s artwork, using LG OLED as their canvas.

"I think LG OLED played a very important role. I believe that this type of expansion can further enhance the expressive power of artists." -Je Baak-