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 imaginary paths. 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
2017 Taylor Prize
Art Capital Grand Palais, Paris
1994 Bachelor of Art, Sejong University, Seoul, South Korea
Exhibitions (Solo and Group)
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