Lee Dongwook

Biography

Dongwook LEE's works are the most realistically grounded with everyday reality. His choice of medium or method of expression is drastically private and lean toward his personal life and taste, but his work often contains serious observations of the individual in modern society's struggle to get through a daily routine or act as a critique or accusation of reality. His cynical and distanced gaze is filtered through humor and wit, but the content is always serious, and even grave at times. Through human figures, residues, traces that are meticulously positioned amongst humanoids made of Sculpey, trophies, rock collections and other items, LEE offers a calm portrait of the eternal return - alienation, balance, division, and isolation as they arise from the indivisible relationship between humanity and its society.

 

Dongwook Lee participated in solo exhibition at the Arario museum Dongmun Hotel II(Jeju, Korea) in 2017, Corner Space (Seoul, Korea) in 2014, Charlottenlund Gallery ( Stockholm, Sweden) in 2013 and Arario Gallery Seoul (Seoul, Korea) and Doosan Gallery (New York, US) in 2012, and Brain Factory Gallery (Seoul, Korea) in 2004. He also participated in "Pillars" (Arario Gallery, Seoul and Korea) and "Really?"(Arario Museum in Space, Seoul, Korea) in 2014, "Korean Eye"(Art Design Museum, NY, US) in 2011, "Made in Popland"(MMCA, Gwacheon, Korea) in 2010, Bulgar Collection (Berlin, Germany), "Korean Eye" (Ssatchi Gallery, London, UK), "peppermint candy" (National Art Museum, Buenos Aries, Argentina) in 2008. In 2011, he joined the Doosan Gallery as a New York Residence artist. His works is part of many significant collections such as the Burger Collection (Germany), the Rubel Collection (USA), the National Museum of Contemporary Art (Korea), and the Arario Museum (Korea).

Works