Bae, Bien-U



Remarkable black-and-white photographs of landscapes swept by the wind

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Wonkyung Byun, Jeong-hee Lee-Kalisch


Bae, Bien-U (*1950 in Yosu, South Korea) gained recognition for his meditative landscape photographs, which possess an almost calligraphic quality. His new series, created over the course of the past twenty years, features landscapes in motion. Trees and grass lean in the wind; steep crags, cliffs, and rocks and stones shaped by water lie enveloped in sea spray and fog in the surf; the lines of the horizon disappear in the white-gray of the sky. As is also the case in Chinese and Japanese, the Korean word commonly used to denote landscape is a compound of the words “wind” and “scenery.” It is closely bound to the traditional cosmological notion of a quintessence that permeates all living things: the ether. The poetic neologism, “windscape,” is a literal translation of this term, which is associated with the same levels of meaning throughout East Asia. Exhibition schedule: Aando Fine Art, Berlin, November 9, 2012-January 1, 2013 | Paris Photo November 15-18, 2012 | Galerie RX, Paris November 24, 2012-January 26, 2013 | Christophe Guye Galerie, Z├╝rich November 29, 2012-March 2, 2013

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Weight 1273 g
Dimensions 26.7 x 29.8 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 27 January 2013
Number of pages 144
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Wonkyung Byun, Text by Jeong-hee Lee-Kalisch
Dimensions 26.7 x 29.8 cm
Weight 1273 g