I don’t write about the art world as much as I used to, but to be perfectly honest, no-one has really jumped out and caught my eye lately. Until now.
Recently graduated from Hongik University in Seoul, Korea, artist JeeYoung Lee imagines the invisible. Through each piece of work, the artist invites us inside her heart, her memories and her dreams.
Each ‘state of mind’ is theatrical, creative and expressive – self-portraits filled with fear, doubt, love and hope.
“In the midst of each of these sets stands the artist : those self-portraits however are never
frontal, since it is never her visual aspect she shows, but rather her quest for an identity, her desires and her frame of mind. Her creations act as a catharsis which allows her to accept social repression and frustrations. The moment required to set the stage gives her time to meditate about the causes of her interior conflicts and hence exorcise them; once experienced, they in turn become portents of hope. [sic]”
These are just a select few of the stages of Lee’s mind but you can check out the entire collection here.
From February 7th to March 7th 2014, OPIOM Gallery will be presenting ‘State of Mind: Scènes
d’Esprit’, the first European Exhibition of young Korean artist JeeYoung Lee.
Village, 06650 Opio
(20 minutes from Cannes / 20 ‘from Cannes, FR)
+33 (0) 4 93 09 0000