b. 1916-2002, South Korea

Yoo Young Kuk is one of the first generation Korean Modernist in art. During late 1930, he attempted the most experimental abstract art of that time and built a foundation for abstract art in Korean art history. Since then, he had consistently presented his deep and passionate world based on abstract art. From 1965 to 1990, the artist showed the most prosperous enthusiasm considering his age.


The artist continued working with the geometrically constructed abstract style he practised for 25 years during his early age. He used strong and bright colours and deconstructed solid space continuously. His works always give concise impression because they are composed of basic geometrical shapes. He never deviated from using triangles, circles, and geometrical shapes with straight lines crossing each other. This type of formation is very pithy and based on just logic.