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About the artwork
Lee Jae Hyo creates works with relation to nature. In his large-scale installations, he freights in the power of nature, the magnificence and grandeur of it. By mashing abstract wood forms together, Lee explains human interaction with the natural world, how alteration from human actions brings changes and consequences. With a sense of design, each piece is assembled to collectively build a form, one that reminiscent of a subject we are familiar with, evoking our subconscious to draw parallels to the built world. He presents wood in a natural form, preserving the essence of it material. Lee believes that the inner nature of wood possesses humble qualities that are able to disclose emotions.
About the artist
Lee Jae Hyo was born in 1965 in Hapchen, Korea and graduated from Hong-ik University with a Bachelor Degree in Plastic Art. He assembles natural materials such as wood pieces, branches and leaves, or iron nails, into three-dimensional works by which he opens up a distinctive and innovative direction in contemporary Korean art. He has exhibited in Korea, Japan, China, the UK and the USA and has won a number of honors, including Grand Prize of Osaka Triennial, Young Artist of the Day presented by the Ministry of Culture of Korea and Prize of Excellence in the 2008 Olympic Landscape Sculpture Contest. His works are widely appreciated and collected in Asia, Europe and America.Go to Lee Jae Hyo's profile ›