Lee Ufan

 Lee Ufan

Lee Ufan (b. 1936) emerged as one of the founders and major proponents of the avant-garde Mono-ha (Object School) group in the late 1960s. Mono-ha was Japan’s first internationally recognized contemporary art movement, rejecting Western notions of representation and emphasizing materials and perception and interrelationships between space and matter. Lee creates his sculptural works using only two materials: steel and stone. In 1970, the artist explained that “[t]he highest level of expression is not to create something from nothing, but rather to nudge something that already exists so that the world shows up more vividly.” This summer, Lee will have a major solo exhibition at the prestigious Chateau de Versailles in France. Lee joined the gallery in 2007.

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Relatum - L'Arche de Versailles
Relatum - Dialogue X
, 2008. oil on canvas, 89-3/8" x 71-5/8" (227 cm x 182 cm).
Dialogue, 2008. oil on canvas, 89-3/8" x 71-5/8" (227 cm x 182 cm).
, 1982. watercolor on paper, 22-5/8" x 30-1/8" (57.5 cm x 76.5 cm).
From Winds, 1982. watercolor on paper, 22-5/8" x 30-1/8" (57.5 cm x 76.5 cm).
, 1978. watercolor on paper, 29-5/8" x 41-1/2" (75.2 cm x 105.4 cm).
From Point, 1978. watercolor on paper, 29-5/8" x 41-1/2" (75.2 cm x 105.4 cm).
, 2012. watercolor on paper, 29-5/8" x 41-1/2" (75.2 cm x 105.4 cm).
Dialogue, 2012. watercolor on paper, 29-5/8" x 41-1/2" (75.2 cm x 105.4 cm).
, 1989. oil on canvas, 31-1/2" x 39-3/8" (80 cm x 100 cm).
With Winds, 1989. oil on canvas, 31-1/2" x 39-3/8" (80 cm x 100 cm).
, 2007. oil on canvas, 7' 5-3/8" x 14' 9" (227 cm x 449.6 cm), overall installed7' 5-3/8" x 4' 11" (227 cm x 149.9 cm), 3 panels, each.
Dialogue, 2007. oil on canvas, 7' 5-3/8" x 14' 9" (227 cm x 449.6 cm), overall installed7' 5-3/8" x 4' 11" (227 cm x 149.9 cm), 3 panels, each.
, 2008. oil on canvas, 9' 6-5/8" x 7' 1-7/8" (291.3 cm x 218 cm).
Dialogue, 2008. oil on canvas, 9' 6-5/8" x 7' 1-7/8" (291.3 cm x 218 cm).
, 2008. oil on canvas, 16-1/8" x 43" (41 cm x 109.2 cm), overall installed16-1/8" x 13" (41 cm x 33 cm), 3 canvases, each.
Dialogue, 2008. oil on canvas, 16-1/8" x 43" (41 cm x 109.2 cm), overall installed16-1/8" x 13" (41 cm x 33 cm), 3 canvases, each.
, 1974. oil on canvas, 71-1/2" x 89-3/8" (181.6 cm x 227 cm).
From Line, 1974. oil on canvas, 71-1/2" x 89-3/8" (181.6 cm x 227 cm).
, 1981. glue and stone pigment on canvas, 89-3/8" x 71-1/2" (227 cm x 181.7 cm).
From Line (81021), 1981. glue and stone pigment on canvas, 89-3/8" x 71-1/2" (227 cm x 181.7 cm).
, 1980. glue and stone pigment on canvas, 71-1/2" x 89-3/8" (181.7 cm x 227 cm).
From Point, 1980. glue and stone pigment on canvas, 71-1/2" x 89-3/8" (181.7 cm x 227 cm).
, 1989. oil on canvas, 7' 1-7/8" x 9' 6-1/2" (218.2 cm x 290.9 cm).
With Winds, 1989. oil on canvas, 7' 1-7/8" x 9' 6-1/2" (218.2 cm x 290.9 cm).
, 2008. steel, stone, 10" x 87" x 10-1/2" (25.4 cm x 221 cm x 26.7 cm), 2 steel plates, each15" x 18" x 16" (38.1 cm x 45.7 cm x 40.6 cm), dark stone15" x 15" x 12" (38.1 cm x 38.1 cm x 30.5 cm), light stone.
Relatum - expansion place, 2008. steel, stone, 10" x 87" x 10-1/2" (25.4 cm x 221 cm x 26.7 cm), 2 steel plates, each15" x 18" x 16" (38.1 cm x 45.7 cm x 40.6 cm), dark stone15" x 15" x 12" (38.1 cm x 38.1 cm x 30.5 cm), light stone.
, 2008. steel, stone, 9' 2" x 7' 5" x 3/8" (279.4 cm x 226.1 cm x 1 cm), steel plate32" x 34" x 36" (81.3 cm x 86.4 cm x 91.4 cm), stone.
Relatum - silence b, 2008. steel, stone, 9' 2" x 7' 5" x 3/8" (279.4 cm x 226.1 cm x 1 cm), steel plate32" x 34" x 36" (81.3 cm x 86.4 cm x 91.4 cm), stone.
, 1975. watercolor on paper, 22-5/8" x 30-1/8" (57.5 cm x 76.5 cm).
From Point, 1975. watercolor on paper, 22-5/8" x 30-1/8" (57.5 cm x 76.5 cm).
, 2011. steel plate and stone, overall installation dimensions variable1-1/4" x 118-1/8" x 94-1/2" (3.2 cm x 300 cm x 240 cm), steel plate28" x 49" x 49" (71.1 cm x 124.5 cm x 124.5 cm), stone.
Relatum - signal, 2011. steel plate and stone, overall installation dimensions variable1-1/4" x 118-1/8" x 94-1/2" (3.2 cm x 300 cm x 240 cm), steel plate28" x 49" x 49" (71.1 cm x 124.5 cm x 124.5 cm), stone.
, 2010. oil on canvas, 57-3/8" x 44-1/4" (145.7 cm x 112.4 cm).
Dialogue, 2010. oil on canvas, 57-3/8" x 44-1/4" (145.7 cm x 112.4 cm).

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Relatum - L'Arche de Versailles