Feb 6 – May 8
A solo exhibition of Chung Chang-Sup (1927-2011), one of the most prominent artists associated with the Korean movement dansaekhwa (“single-colour painting”). The exhibition features works from the artist’s 40-year quest to master his technique with tak, a natural material made from the inner bark of the mulberry, a tree native to Korea. Works from Chung’s three most important series, Return, Tak and Meditation, are juxtaposed throughout.
As a strong supporter of Zero and Gutai art movements from its inception, the gallery’s vision has gradually evolved into contemporary art with a special interest in the concept of the void, the process of the creation and in the questioning of the experience of space and time.
In May 2014, Axel Vervoordt Gallery expanded to Hong Kong and opened its first overseas exhibition venue in the city’s central district. El Anatsui created new work for this occasion. By having a physical presence in Hong Kong, Axel Vervoordt Gallery will continue to bridge artistic expressions between the East and the West.