Roap and wood

77 x 54 x 10 cm (30 5/16 x 21 1/4 x 3 15/16 in.)

A plain wooden board pierced with holes with a black, knotted rope coming out of them, Work stages the almost evident meeting of two objects that, however, are total opposites. With the same title as the series the work belongs to, Relatum explains its deep nature, as the term refers to things that are related. By associating wood and rope, Ufan Lee creates not just an object in itself, but above all a network of relations between the elements of the work and the observer.

Theorist and pioneer of the Mono-ha movement, Ufan Lee is a painter, sculptor and philosopher. Absence and void have a prominent role in his poetics and in his works. At the origin of an innovative visual and conceptual exploration, he stretches the fields of post-minimalist painting and sculpture, notably around the notion of coming together, explored in his Relatum series.

The sculpture Work by Ufan Lee belongs to the Pinault Collection. The work was first shown at the “Prima Materia” (“Raw Material”) exhibition at the Punta della Dogana.