12 (2019)

Heakang Lee (b.1989 in Republic of Korea)
Lives and works in Korea

artist

Haekang LEE

media

Painting, Oil

Dimensions

162.2 x 130.3 cm/ 63.9 x 51.3 in.

size

Large

color

Black

orientation

Portrait

region

Republic of Korea

Haekang LEE paints ambiguous imagery through spray and oil painting. Although the two materials seem physical and stylistically incompatible, each represents different cultures that Lee personally connects with. Although the artist is more familiar with graffiti works, he maintains his curiosity towards the popular method of oil painting, which can be applied slowly and has the ability to be edited. Thus, combining the two makes for an unpredictable artistic matrimony. The artist calls his technique ‘Morphing’, which he defines as transferring one animated object to another while maintaining separate physical characteristics.

Haekang Lee was born in Korea in 1989. He received his BA in Digital Media Design from Hong-ik University in 2016. His works have been featured in many local and international shows including at Uhjjuhdah Gallery2 (Seoul), Ecorock Gallery (Seoul), Open Space Bae (Busan), Gallery Suho (Seoul), Purmoe Art Space (Pattaya, Thailand), War Memorial Museum (Seoul), and The Roxy Theater (Hollywood, USA).

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