LEE hyun young
Imaginary voyages between paradise and earth, path between clouds and
valleys, I create starry paths for the eyes. My universe is poetic. Like an inner
journey, I invite the viewer on a walk, to follow me through these aerial views.
They come from my childhood in Korea, my endless love of painting, and my
metalworking; it is from these three aspects that I have constructed my
universe. From my past in Korea I keep the memory of materials and the
beliefs of my ancestors.
Rice paper is the outer layer of these memories,
enamel bowls their secret symbols.
This paper was lining the floors of the houses, I saw it from my childhood
height. Thereupon were printed footprints, signs of life, and I already
imagined paintings, landscapes.
In France, I took over this raw material, disaggregated it in water, remodelled
to remove its smooth, native side, and create an irregular texture, more vivid.
I reappropriated the rice paper to make it more manifest and share my
So that the paper leaves behind its colourless silence and manifests these
tinted worlds that inhabit me, I paint, I underline with Chinesse ink, I sprinkle
with Korean pigments.
|since 2019||Cooperation with Gallery FLOX|
Art Capital Grand Palais, Paris
|1994||Bachelor of Art, Sejong University, Seoul, South Korea|
|2019||Shanghai International Paper Art Biennal, China|
|2018||Shanghai Art Fair, China|
|Frame Art Fair, Basel, Schweiz|
|2017||Shanghai Art Fair, China|
|Canton Art Fair, Guangzhou, China|
|Guangzhou Art Fair, China|
|2019||Salon d' Automne, Paris|
|2018||Foundation Taylor, Paris|
|Galerie ArtsKoko, Luxemburg|
|Gallerie Plexus, Montreux, Switzerland|
|MAG solon d'art contemporain, Montreux, Switzerland|
|2019||Beyond Borders Art Exhibition, Hongkong|
|ART CAPITAL, Grand Palais, Paris|
|2018||ART CAPITAL, Grand Palais, Paris|
|2017||Galerie Montparnasse der Stadt Paris|