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NONORIENTABLE 91

Kim Bong-tae1988/1989

Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art

Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art

What would space look like if it was drawn to a scale that enabled human eyes to see it all in one view? Where would it begin? How was all creation made? Artist Kim Bong-tae materializes the beginning of space and all things and its principle - something everyone might have imagined at least once. His ideas for this painting originated from Taiji and the Bagua (太極八卦), the image of Asian ancient philosophy. The beginning of all things starts from harmony, not from who comes first or how to precede; thus, the title of his artwork, “Without Origin(非始原),” literally. The color blue in the painting symbolizes the empty space of the universe, within which are revealed glimpses of all colors, signifying the new life of all creation.

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  • Title: NONORIENTABLE 91
  • Creator: Kim Bong-tae
  • Date: 1988/1989
  • Location: 268 Dongsan-Ro, Danwon-Gu, Ansan-City, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea
  • location:lon: 126.812326
  • location:lat: 37.319395
  • Physical Dimensions: w180 x h180 cm
  • Provenance: Gyeonggi museum of Modern Art
  • Type: acrylic on canvas

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