Ta-iL16 (Cheongwa, 2012), printing ink on paper, 30 x 320 cm
I wanted to render these modular Ta-iL forms as linocuts but while carving the forms in the blue lino I was drawn away from printmaking to work with the properties of the material itself. I also applied the printing ink directly onto paper with brush.
The vivid blue may seem reminiscent of Yves Klein, but ‘Cheongwa’ (meaning ‘ blue roof tile’ in Korean) inevitably references Cheongwasdae (Blue House) the palace where Korean presidents stay during their time in power.
Ta-iL16 , installation views, Korean Cultural Centre, London, 2012 (below two photos © Taehyung Kim)