For Tauranga Art Gallery, Auckland based, Korean artist Jae Kang will make a large-scale, site-specific drawing on the walls of our gallery stairwell, across two levels. Kang’s practice is influenced by Dansaekhwa, also known as Tansaekhwa or monochromatic painting, which is focused on repetition and a pursuit of perfection.
This labour-intensive approach is based on a centuries-old discipline where individuals train themselves mentally and physically through meditation and the patient repetition of drawing lines. The emphasis placed on pure line is grounded in an oriental philosophy which suggests that the origin of the universe was first a point, then a line, and finally a multidimensional object.
This exhibition has been generously supported by Kinetic Recruitment.
At TAG between July 1 and October 29, 2017. Donations greatly appreciated.