Between Red – 016JUL02

Seahyun LEE (b. 1967, Korea)

This print is located in South Korea without the frame.

 

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artist

Seahyun LEE

media

Print

Print method

실크스크린 / Serigraph

Dimensions

Paper 46 x 46 cm / Image 35 x 35 cm
Paper 18.1 x 18.1 in / Image 13.7 x 13.7 in

orientation

Square

color

Red

region

Republic of Korea

Estimates

800 ~ 1,000 USD

Seahyun LEE (b. 1967, Korea) paints fragmented landscapes in a singular, primary color. The paintings reveal dualities, inconsistencies and fissures; they become a space that challenges our sense of reality and jests with our desire for completion.  

 

Lee is best known for his oil paintings that are predominantly created in delicate, red hues. Sections of unmarked white linger around and within the fictitious landscape, simultaneously cohering to and clashing against their crimson surroundings. The imagery within Lee’s works are those of North and South Korean mountains, which when set against the symbolic color of red, appear to refer to the countries’ socio-political issues. However, one can also gather that Lee creates the works for himself, in order to recall a sense of the past and its traumas. When viewing the works, a sophisticated relationship between nostalgia and utopia appears.

 

Seahyun Lee was born in Korea in 1967. In 1989 he received his BFA from Hongik University in Seoul, where he later obtained his MFA in 2001. Lee then took his studies to London, where he graduated with an MFA from the Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2006. He has held solo exhibitions since 1997 in Korea, Italy, England, Switzerland and the USA. Lee has participated in group exhibitions since 1986, with his works appearing in The Netherlands, Italy, India, China, Germany, Singapore, and Japan amongst others. His works are included in 13 public collections around Asia, Europe and the USA. Lee currently lives and works in London.