Art Culture

The Godfather of Dansaekhwa: Whanki Kim

Dansaekwha (the Korean word for monochrome) would not have been prevalent in Korea during the early 70s if it were not for one pioneer painter: Whanki Kim. Born into a wealthy farming family in the South Jeolla Province, he went against his father’s wishes by secretly travelling to Japan and learning art at Nihon University. […]