Lee Ufan - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Lisson Gallery, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2008

  • Exhibited

    London, Lisson Gallery, Lee Ufan: New Work, 2 April - 10 May 2008

  • Catalogue Essay

    ‘I am interested in the world of phenomenological perception that arises from a relationship of encounter rather than the existence of images or objects.’ Lee Ufan

    Lee Ufan explores the visual and physical encounters created and experienced within nature and the everyday, offering minimal artistic manipulation or intervention. These oppositions of natural and industrial, form and non-form, space and non-space, and inanimate and animate are common pairings in Mono-ha philosophies that become both dynamic and harmonious concepts, used to create a serene environment. In the present work, the viewer takes on an active role as the body encounters the installation, thus defining the space in-between. For Ufan, ‘the body is crucial, our body does not belong just to us. It creates a relationship with the world. And this relationship is the most interesting thing of all.’ (Lee Ufan, quoted in Martin Gayford, ‘Solitary Soul: Interview with Lee Ufan', Apollo, 16 November 2015, online).


Relatum - Gravitation

iron panel and stone
iron panel 299.5 x 150 x 1.5 cm (117 7/8 x 59 x 0 5/8 in.)
stone 74 x 76 x 62 cm (29 1/8 x 29 7/8 x 24 3/8 in.)
overall installation dimensions variable

Executed in 2007-08.

£100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for £247,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 8 March 2019