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"Lee Young Jun PEN AR" Pen Art(General Remarks) Infinity of lines and dots have symbolism. Such symbolism is ever changing according to the spirit’s depth. All works are kaleidoscopic; they are usually composed of indescribable expressions. Therefore, art’s depth also can be said to be unlimited. Is pen art’s depth also infinite? In other words, do the lines and dots flowing from the nib of a pen have an artistic qualification? In this respect, it is worth thinking deeply. Pen art begins from an essence of nature’s fundamental values. From the standpoint of value, or color, a harmony of black and white is essential in nature. As it is impossible to see any color in darkness, distinguishing color is an essential role of light. That is why the soul is drawn to light. Whiteness, or light is a spiritual reflection of the soul while blackness, or darkness is a reality of life on earth. As the color green is an essential color of vegetation, burnt charcoal is an earthy color that will stay near black. Blackness is heterogeneous and may be hostile to life. If blackness belongs to the essence of nature, it also may be said to represent the image of death. A combination of black and white constitutes degrees of lightness and darkness. When painting black on a white background, the soul is transported to the white background. Whiteness comes to life when contrasted with black line and black space. In this case, soul also may be expressed through the blackness. Soul may be transported to the black or a combination of white and black, which shed a mysterious merit to the soul or spirit. Pen arts starts and ends from an essence of nature’s fundamental contrasts. The primary essence is infinite and eternal while the artistic harmony of black and white can take one’s breath away. But, this is not possible until a metamorphosis has been realized over many years and spiritual transcendence has occurred. The transfer of spirit occurs when one’s life experiences are projected onto the white canvas in harmony with blackness. That is the true ‘pen art.’ Artist Lee Young Jun I am a Korean. I pioneered the " Lee Young Jun Pen Art " and Perfected the genre. I am Artist Lee Young Jun. Pen Art is the only genre is an important work In the world. The works are extremely valuable. And no one is able to work not dare to imitate. The hope my work can be sympathy to many people. Thank you.
Weve been to this museum 4 times over the past ten years. Our last visit was in July 2012. Its been going steadily downhill, and it has finally become the WORST art museum that we have ever visited. 40% of the museum had poor exhibits. 20% of the museum had poor exhibits under construction. The other 40% of the museum had no exhibits at all, unless you count the blank concrete walls as contemporary art. For this we paid admission? On leaving after ten minutes we complained to the desk, so they gave us 2 free passes for the future. Now Im trying to figure out whom we dislike enough to give these free passes to. (Marcel Duchamp was a family friend, and his symmetric porcelain sculpture was better than this.)
The best smelling bathroom I have ever visited. Lets face it: everyone will have a different opinion about the quality of the art installation here. But one thing you wont regret is the bathroom facility on the bottom floor. When I say wow, I mean WOW. Its a very mild scent, reminiscent of a forest grove. No overt chemical smells, no soap smells, just a scent that I wish I could purchase for my own home. Its a smell that I could be proud of. Now, there was no one else there when I went in, but it really was a smell so nice that it would almost be a shame to mess it up with a "competing" odor.
I joined BAMPFA earlier this year because I previously worked at a film company and really enjoy understanding films and how they are made. Since joining, I have seen old favorites of mine like Kurosawas Ran, films that I have always wanted to see (400 Blows by Truffaut) and new favorites like the film I saw last night (Elevator to the Gallows, Louis Malle). The theater is spacious and the theater sound is good. The audiences here are a treat since most are film buffs like myself. There is a cafe in the museum but with limited selection and hours (only open until 7 pm).
Cool museum but the highlight is definitely the museums cafe, Babette. You do not have to pay to visit this gem, which is located on the second floor. The two owners, Joan and Patrick, are great chefs and bakers with a passion and love for their work, and those feelings come thru in the food. The place has a great vibe and the baristas are always nice. Their menu changes monthly so their is always new things to try, my personal favorites are the big green salad, the carnitas tacos and all the desserts. XOXOXOXO
Ajay Kumar Raja
Beautiful building and intriguing exhibits; this is one of my favorite museums! The museums free to visit if youre a UC Berkeley student, so I would strongly recommend a visit if you are. Even if you arent, the fares at most $18. There are even films shown and a library of works about film, which unfortunately I havent had the time to check out. Come here if you can!
Wonderful interesting building - nice not to see a predictable square box with predictable art inside. Its surprising: spiders collaborate with artists, and in turn the space makes me feel that the community is invited to collaborate with the artists and staff. I feel that it is a valuable and much needed addition to the East Bay Art scene. Welcome !
I stumbled into here one day because my friend told me it was free for Cal students. Its pretty cool to walk around inside here, and I especially like the big orange sitting area in the middle of the building. I think you should definitely check this place out for a few minutes and just walk around if youre bored and around the area.
A Private User
Specifically went to see the american paintings - with a Rubens thrown in. Nope: just a mediocre Chinese art exhibition. No indication that the paintings advertised that I wanted to see werent on display, or that half the galleries were closed. Waste of $12 and a day in SF. Ask before you go whats actually on display.
Found the exhibits to be disjointed and heavy. Wouldnt call the art accessible or easy digest. Compared to other modern art museums and galleries, I found BAMPFA to be a bit of a disappointment. The architecture of the building is stunning.
Architecturally interesting building and a good cafe at a great location. Near BART, so its convenient. Collection could be better, but its a new building/Location, so hopefully will improve.
Okay, so its not the Met, or even SFMoMa, but its a good community art museum showing good work in a good space. Worth a trip! Free first Thursday, and everyday for UC Berkeley students.
Great location! Super accessible by transit and a really wonderful space. I love cruising the art galleries before seeing a film. A total gem of Berkeley.
Saw a lot of amazing art and artifacts. Had a lot of amazing history of berkley that i never knew about. Great place to visit if your in the area.
The 2016 Parents Weekend installations were wonderful, noting that part of the new museum is still coming online and was full of scaffolding, etc.