Hyperallergic

Kim Tschang-Yeul (b. 1929), a towering figure of Korean modern art, is best known for his trompe l’oeil depictions of pristine water drops beaded on either a monochromatic surface or raw linen. As Kim Tschang-Yeul: New York to Paris, at Tina Kim, underscores, it was while living he was living in New York that his work began to change, leading eventually to the motif that gained him international attention after he moved to Paris in 1969.