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Treasured Erosions: The Art of Chae Rim

Chae Rim. Walking in the Forest. 2017. Lacquer, silver, gold, and nacre. Dimensions variable.

The mountainous landscape across Korea and China is one of the most understated wonders of the world. The seemingly arid rocks stack high toward the sky and give root to light-weight looking deciduous trees that give vibrant color to otherwise rough, stoic surfaces. The juxtaposition seen throughout this temperate environment continues to generate a particular exotic mystique. In the sculptural paintings of Chae Rim…




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