London-based artist Sea Hyun Lee created a series of oil paintings using just one single color. The series, entitled Between Red, features detailed, mountainous landscapes in which shades of red form the composition of North and South Korea mountains blended into one composition. Between the hills and peaks, a white canvas peeks through to produce the shapes in between.
From a distance, the oil paintings seem like big red blobs across the canvas. But, upon closer inspection, the subtle details of the landscape reveal themselves to the viewer. As we fill in the gaps between red and white, the project statement explains, “Lee's paintings inhabit a curious space between wholeness and fragmentation. In this way they reveal both the disruptions and inconsistencies that mar our sense of reality, as well as the totality we evoke in order to keep that disorder at bay.”