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From the series Memory of Origin


46 x 37.5 cm
18 x 14.76 in




Paintings , Drawings



Mixed media on Hanji

1973 Yongin, Korea, Republic of

The South-Korean artist Jong-Taek Woo is looking with his expressive and gestic painting for an answer to one of the most relevant queries of human being. It is the question about an unexplained enigma. The question about the origin of the universe and the world we all live in. These thoughts have been the topic of numerous research approaches. Several disciplines have tried to find reasonable explanations, but there are still open questions until today.

Jong-Taek Woo is visualizing the energy and the power of nature in his artworks. 

In front of these works, the beholder becomes aware that this power is origin, genuine and full of tensions as well free from any human influence. In the sense of Plato, in his understanding of cosmology and of the origin of the world, the world is steady and a perpetual idea of cognition. So artist Woo shows in his paintings, which are free from figurative motifs, that all today’s knowledge was already anchored during the origin of our world.

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Nuremberg, Lorenzer Straße 2

Since 1984 the Bode Galerie has been passionately conveying artistic positions which are distinguished by their timeless and unique formal language and thus provide decisive impulses within contemporary and classical art. As a further focal point alongside its national and international gallery activities, the gallery focuses on the presentation of German av...

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Gas Station


40.64 x 40.64 cm

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