Monochromatic Minimalist Expressionism

Artistic pieces utilizing a single phase of color to express the emotion and vision of the artist with as little embellishment as possible in a minimalistic version of prototypical expressionism. These creations have enveloped the artistic scene since the 20th century and captivated audiences in a way that artist were previously unable to achieve.

A beautiful woodcut printing of the artist Kim Ik Mo's interpretation of a hazy morning created in 2002. The image incorporates a blue color scale while utilizing various small shapes and lines randomly placed across artwork in varying degrees of focus in order to portray the depth of haze or fog.
This unique photograph by Lee Joong Keun taken in 2007 showcases the unique use of overlaying imagery in order to create a unique pattern that expresses the artist view of life. This particular image utilizes the green color scale found in the plant life all around us in order to create his unique vision of nature.
This beautiful painting by Woo Jae-Gil uses acrylic paints on a typical canvas in an overlapping pattern of geometric shapes in order to achieve a collage of color. This particular piece takes varying colors from the palette of reds in order to invoke a passionate emotional response within the viewer.
This abstract creation by Hedda Sterne uses movement to showcase her depiction of New York’s skyline with a focus on the once Brooklyn Bridge. Her use of hard, harsh lines draws the viewers eye in to the central focus of the image and creates Ms. Sterne’s vision of the harsh reality of New York, NY.
This abstract creation by Clyfford Still uses the negative space to create intrigue. He takes a singular darkly colored line and places it off center then surrounds it with creamy tones in order to make it become the focal point. The lack of extra imagery draws the eye into the depths of the line and the canvas.
Bang Hai Ja uses natural pigments on Korean paper in order to create this one-of-a-kind painting that expresses her love of the medium. The natural canvas, made from leaves, is merged with the paint to create patterns of intrigue and beauty; patterns found normally in nature and now highlighted by the wonder of her creations.
Mark Tobey created this beautifully complex imagery using Sumi ink on paper. The painting using only greyscale and heavy contrast takes the viewer into its depths highlighting an angular section that dissects the center plane with white stippling creates the focal point. The image uses constant movement to keep the eye moving and the viewer intrigued.
Another Monochromatic piece by Clifford Still uses the variations of dark grey to create an illusion of depth. The lighter portion of the painting draws in the viewers eye and keeps it fixated looking deeper into the imagery. The great use of negative space helps to focus the eyes into this area and present to imagery created.
Kim Myung-Sook’s painting “Innerscape 1” uses the flow of many lines to create the movement of life within this image. The image is supposed to represent the Bio-physiological inner-scape of a human tree. This image being one in a series is built upon by the other images to create the idea of life within the movement.
Yet another image from a collection of Clyfford Still productions. The use of the blues in this picture create an overall flow to the image. This image as with all of his other creations uses a singular color spectrum and then places a singular space of contrasting color to add flare and variance. The beauty of his designs is the simplicity of each of them.
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