The work of Korean artist Kim Tschang-Yeul, who died earlier this year, is characterised by his obsession with water droplets, hyper-realistically depicted. Writing about this tendency – which Tschang-Yeul shares with other Korean avante-garde artists of his era – lecturer Dr Cleo Roberts explains:

In this generation of artists, there is a ritualistic devotion to a chosen form, process, and, at times, colour. One could venture that, in the context of living in a volatile country ravaged by war, the security of immersion in a singular mode was an empowering choice, and may have been a necessary psychological counterpoint.

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