The labour intensive work by Jeong Gwang Hee (b. 1971) has a strong relationship to the philosophical and aesthetic traditions of ink art while also referencing Abstract Art and contemporary installation art. His painting "Life 2" was created by brushing ink over a surface of the outer edges of painstakingly wrapped paper panels printed with text – comprised of pages from old books. They were stacked and bound tightly together to produce a contiguous surface. He then applied calligraphy or ink markings across the undulating surface consisted of partially revealed characters in its folds, juxtaposing the purposeful act of applying ink to paper with what is incidentally revealed and hidden in its surface. The artist has described as part of his intention a need to examine and hold to question accepted knowledge and conventional belief and in doing so to doubt himself as he extends the envelope of his artistic language.
His works have been shown at Gwangju Museum of Art, Jeonnam Province Okgwa Museum, Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Sunggok Museum, National Art Museum of China, and Himalaya Museum of Art, among others.