Chromogenic print (c-print)
of 10 + 2 AP
120 x 95 cm / 47.2 x 37.4 in
Republic of Korea, Europe
1000 – 4,999 USD
Tree of Life #5-4-8
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by Lee Jeonglok (Korean, b. 1971)
Best Award winning artist of Dali International Photography Exhibition
provided by MARKT from the artist’s studio in Seoul, Korea
SOLD FOR £22,500 GBP @phillips London (18 May 2017)
LEE Jeonglok’s Tree of Life series depicts brilliantly white trees against colored backgrounds. The leaves have been replaced by white bulbs that illuminate the surrounding landscape. Although the final photograph may appear to be digitally constructed, Lee actually builds a tree and later installs it in a selected location to photograph.
Inspiration for this series was gathered with opposite features from Still Life art, as Lee wanted to depict what lingered in his imagination and emotions. In myths, we discuss other worlds that linger beyond our own, perceived to be out of our grasp. These worlds inspire us, and Lee believes that there is still hope in finding them. By using photography rather than drawing as his medium of choice, his artwork maintains an essence of reality while simultaneously displaying his imaginary worlds.
Lee Jeonglok was born in Korea. He graduated with his MFA in Fine Art Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. His works have appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Asia and the U.S. including Soul Art Space, Busan; The Museum of Photography, Seoul; Decoding Scape; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung; Pontone Gallery, London; Chapelle de hotel Dieu, Dreux, France; Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, China; Foto Istanbul, Kabatas, Istanbul, Turkey; Master of Light, Shine Artist, London, United Kingdom and many more. His works are held in the permanent collections around Korea.