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The Color BLUE

Katsuyoshi Inokuma, Lee Chae, Liu Ke

Katsuyoshi Inokuma, IN BLUE Jul 16, Acrylic, coffee powder on panel, 117 x 100 cm, 2016

Whitestone Gallery Seoul is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, “The color BLUE,” which will showcase the exceptional talents of three artists—Lee Chae from Korea, Liu Ke from China, and Inokuma Katsuyoshi from Japan. This captivating exhibition aims to delve into the multifaceted nature of the color blue, offering an exploration of how each artist uniquely incorporates this hue into their works.

Lee Chae, Afterimage #BA-IV-Y051, 117.0×91.0cm, Oil on canvas, 2024

The color blue, a rare hue in nature, holds a storied history dating back to ancient civilizations. Used sparingly due to the scarcity of organisms capable of creating true-blue pigments, blue has been reserved for precious artifacts such as Parao’s mask and religious depictions like those of St. Mary.

Liu Ke, Blue, Mixed media on canvas, 80 x 70, 2023

Simultaneously, blue has been a source of inspiration for artists across centuries. Whether employed as a symbolic reference or as a reflection of elements in nature, the color blue – with its myriad shades, tones, and tints – provides endless possibilities for adaptation to the creative needs of artists. This exhibition spotlights the utilization of the blue color within abstract works, showcasing the distinctive approaches of three artists hailing from diverse cultural backgrounds. Through their artworks, the audience is invited to explore and appreciate the varied expressions and interpretations of blue in the realm of contemporary art.

Whitestone Gallery
70 Sowol-ro, Yongsan-ku, Seoul