I still believe in my dreams II, 2018

Jamie M. Lee (Korean-American)
This painting is located in South Korea.

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artist

LEE Jamie M.

Media

Mixed Media, Painting

Material

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas

size

Small

Dimension

32 cm Diameter / 12.6 in Diameter

orientation

Circle

color

Red

Location

Korea Republic, The United States

Estimates

1,500 ~ 1,800 USD

Jamie M. LEE (b. Korea) presents an emotional language through her work by transforming her memories and dreams into abstract painting. She works without preconceived designs, allowing the results to be spontaneous. The carefree aspects of her work are perfectly harmonized with its minute details.

With a background in painting, drawing, and printmaking, Lee utilizes her skills through an artistic process that blends collage, pasting, and handicraft amongst other methodologies. Images that come from both her reality and subconscious appear in curved and straight lines, flower petals and sharp geometric patterns, creating an illusion of space. Additionally, she uses a plethora of materials ranging from acrylic, air brush and ink to glitter, tissue paper and colored paper. Having lived abroad for many years, the artist’s complex mix of emotions can be located through her varied use of mediums and visuals; aspects of fantasy and yearning express the artist’s candid internal world. The works become intricate in that they offer both structural integrity and poetic symbolism.

The emotions within Lee’s works are heightened when using the color red as a backdrop, as seen in her pieces Snowflake (2018) and I still believe in my dreams II (2018). Red can suggest a wide range of meaning in its aesthetic purpose alone, but when we consider the artist’s background and her projected sense of longing, we obtain a more sentimental response towards the piece.

Jamie M. Lee was born in Korea. She received her BA in Painting and Printmaking in 2001 from the University of California. In 2005, she obtained an MFA in Painting from Claremont Graduate University. She has been active in solo and group exhibitions for over a decade in numerous countries, with some of her most acclaimed galleries being the Saatchi Gallery (London), Phoenix Gallery (New York), La Artcore Brewey Annex Gallery (Los Angeles), Gallery Korea (New York), and the Hangaram Art Museum (Seoul).