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Looking at Lim, Moo Sang's works, one can come up with many different thoughts. Once a German Buddhist art historian Jekel said, concerning the characteristics of Korean art, that it is a 'completion of an incomplete and a plan of an unplanned.' This refers to the common characteristic found in our ancient crafts buried underground and thatched roof houses which may be a shock to the logically and uniformly minded modern people just as primitivism had done to the Westerners in the past. Lim himself calls it 'curvilineal aesthetics' and 'a sense of community,' and according to the artist, it is reflected in his work after about 20 years of research. As we will witness later, the formative expression of the curved lines in his works are achieved through traditional materials such as rice paper and Chinese ink and traditional methods. For instance, rice paper and Chinese ink can express a subtle sense of form such as, as Jekel had pointed out. 'the plan of the unplanned and the completion of the incomplete.' Within this delicate formative logic, one can find a sense of community because a straight line represents goal, but a curved line represents something that is, and at the same time, is not a goal. In fact, in Oriental ideology of goodness, a curved line or a circle is understood to be concession or emancipation.Lim, Moo sang's works awaken another saying which was said by a modern architect Frank Lloyd Wright. He claimed that an architecture m
Rhin-Tidings of flowersBy Lim Moo-Sang