Injong Won

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Injong’s monochromous works can be associated and discussed in terms of ink painting or calligraphy whose principles have also been analogized with nature. In fact the Chinese considered the strength of the brushwork as the bone and the fluidity of line as the C‘hi or energy. Chinese philosophy often discusses calligraphy in terms of Pan Ku the primordial being wherein his bones are the mountains and his blood are the rivers. Accordingly, Won’s monochromatic maps that have developed into flat elegant lines can be associated with these principles and seen in terms of calligraphic line. His leitmotifs can be read in terms of steep cliffs and valleys or soft grassy knolls and mountains that change, flow, grow and permutate in time. 

For many years Won has taught art at Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea and has exhibited his work internationally.