YOO GEUN TAEK (b. 1965, Asan, Korea, lives and works in Seoul) is a significant figure in contemporary Korean painting. He received his M.F.A from the School of Fine Arts at Hongik University, Seoul, in 1988. Since the 1990's Yoo has been exploring the redefinition of visual narratives through poetic images composed of dense and repetitive elements. Derived from observation and the influence of the Dansaekhwa art movement which swept the Korean painting field of the 70s and 80s, Yoo’s work is energetic, hypnotic, sensual and meditative.