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An exhibition only focuses on one artist. From five different periods, with selected works in all varieties.

Kim Tae-ho, a Korean abstract artist known as the "Post-monochrome painting", puts on as many as 22 layers of paint on canvas before carving them over and over to create the colorful grids as semi-dimensional structure, and the three-dimensional space with irregular beehive, with deep black holes that naturally formed in each space. Those lines in grid, intersecting on another and captivating, highlight the cubic, architectural space as well as the beehive colored bricks on canvas. You shall see what seem to be simple colors looking from afar are actually splendid like spring as semi-dimensional structure when looking up close. The repeated process of addition and subtraction is like religious practice that makes the ordered image on the canvas look irregular. Kim’s colors, lines and grids show his crazy, stubborn persistence that creates those images with wonderful rhythms as if they are breathing.

For Kim Tae-ho, the process of art-making as an ascetic practice— has to calm the mind to the realm of egoless to find the inner rhythm in the abandonment, in order to express the rhythm of life in the dense and fascinating. "The irregular picture is composed of regular vertical and horizontal grids, to draw a line on the canvas, then, rationally and evenly paint colors and stack it into a thick layer. Between vertical and horizontal, many small honeycomb-shaped black holes are naturally formed. I dig out more irregularly block spaces within the black holes. When the blade cuts 22 or more layers beneath the surface, the hidden colors emerge and become lively and beautiful, as if the batons wave by, the music is vented, and they have both internal rhythm and external structure." says Kim Tae-Ho.

The most avant-garde usually comes from the most primal. By having a well-known reputation of Korean post-monochrome, Kim explores the composition of geometric images with changes in layers of color and their complex, intense textures in the series of “Internal Rhythm”. By hiding rich colors under the simple surface, it presents an aesthetic rhythm of moderation and order.

As Laozi's philosophy, being and non-being, whether it is the creative process or the idea, the plus and minus of nihility from Kim Tae-Ho is for a rich existence. Each primal color and pattern represents different projection, reflection, and anticipation. The solid, firm form is in stark contrast with the delicate inner rhythm of Kim’s work, and it is exactly this rich contradiction, this hollow yet concrete existence, that speaks to the mystery of life.


Internal Rhythm 2018-89?? 195.5x131.5cm?? 2018??? Acrylic on canvas

Internal Rhythm 2017-53 ????194x131.5cm?? 2017??? Acrylic on canvas

Internal Rhythm 2019-16 ????195.3x131.5cm?? 2019??? Acrylic on canvas


Internal Rhythm 2019-9 ????Acrylic on Canvas??? 163.5x132cm ???2019


Internal Rhythm 2019-8??? 163.5x132cm?? 2019??? Acrylic on Canvas



Internal Rhythm 2008-50????180.5x61cm ??2008??? Acrylic on canvas , Internal Rhythm 2019-17 ????180.5x61cm ??2019??? Acrylic on canvas



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