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Kyong Lee

Born in: 1967

South Korea

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Kyong Lee is a Korean abstract artist whose work reconciles physical and emotional realities through a multi-disciplined exploration of color, material, process and form. She lives and works in Seoul, Korea. Lee is dedicated to precision in her processes. She meticulously plans her color choices and dedicates a fixed amount of time to the mixing of each color. To create her gradated color paintings, she first layers tape in strips across the surfaces. Each layer of paint is applied over a fixed time span and allowed to rest for another fixed amount of time. This is a process of building up, layering, accumulating. The gradations express relationships between colors and moments. Some of her paintings feature text. For these works, Lee embosses the word she has selected for the piece into the surface first then applies a monochromatic hue that correlates to, and collaborates with, the chosen word. The color occupies the word and fills all of the space around it. For Lee, process is poetic, and essential to the meaning of the work. In her work, Lee is responding to her emotional experiences within her physical surroundings. Color is her primary visual language. For her, color is not only self-referential. Color also relates to emotional states. It is a way of expressing feeling, of projecting thoughts, and of evoking the natural processes of life. Lee is inspired by the flow of time and the layering of experiences. She contemplates memory and the ways her vision of the past changes with the accumulation of time. She is also interested in automatism. Through unconscious processes she has made connections between different ways of communicating, such as associating specific words with particular hues in her Color as Adjective series. Additionally, Lee is concerned with the tilt of the planet on its axis. Earth is tilted at 23.5 degrees, a condition which causes us to experience the seasons in the way that we do. Lee wonders if there is a correlation here between our false assumption that we are standing horizontally and other assumptions we make, such as our assumptions about, as she says, “the horizon of emotions.” Work by Lee Kyong has been exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions in Korea and Germany. Recent solo exhibitions include Color as Adjective II in Chonan, South Korea, and Feeling, Language and Color in Seoul. Work by Lee is in multiple public and institutional collections, including that of the Seoul Museum of Art, the Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Bank, Seoul, Korea.
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Kyong Lee, Episode 07, Painting

Kyong Lee

Episode 07, 2008
27.6 x 51.2 inch
Painting

$6,835

Kyong Lee, Episode 07, Painting

Kyong Lee

Episode 07, 2008
27.6 x 51.2 inch
Painting

$6,835

Kyong Lee, Emotional Color Chart 19, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 19, 2016
27.7 x 12 inch
Painting

$1,025

Kyong Lee, Callous, Painting

Kyong Lee

Callous, 2012
20.9 x 17.9 inch
Painting

$2,734

Kyong Lee, Keen, Painting

Kyong Lee

Keen, 2014
20.9 x 17.9 inch
Painting

$2,734

Kyong Lee, Godly, Painting

Kyong Lee

Godly, 2017
20.9 x 17.9 inch
Painting

$2,734

Kyong Lee, Embarrassed, Painting

Kyong Lee

Embarrassed, 2013
20.9 x 17.9 inch
Painting

$2,734

Kyong Lee, Palpitant, Painting

Kyong Lee

Palpitant, 2016
20.9 x 17.9 inch
Painting

$2,734

Kyong Lee, Emotional Color Chart Autumn 46, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart Autumn 46, 2017
13.8 x 13.8 inch
Painting

$820

Kyong Lee, Emotional Color Chart Autumn 04, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart Autumn 04, 2017
28.6 x 35.7 inch
Painting

$5,468

Kyong Lee, Emotional Color Chart Autumn 01, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart Autumn 01, 2017
28.6 x 35.7 inch
Painting

$5,468

Kyong Lee, Emotional Color Chart 014, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 014, 2017
27.7 x 12 inch
Painting

$1,025

Kyong Lee, Relocated 01, Painting

Kyong Lee

Relocated 01, 2015
31.6 x 46 inch
Painting

$7,382

Kyong Lee, Relocated 02, Painting

Kyong Lee

Relocated 02, 2016
31.6 x 46 inch
Painting

$7,382

Kyong Lee, Picture 58, Painting

Kyong Lee

Picture 58, 2012
31.6 x 45.9 inch
Painting

$7,382

Kyong Lee, Eckige Masse_DR 005, Painting

Kyong Lee

Eckige Masse_DR 005, 2015
13 x 14.8 inch
Painting

$683

Kyong Lee, Eckige Masse_DR 007, Painting

Kyong Lee

Eckige Masse_DR 007, 2015
13 x 13 inch
Painting

$683

Kyong Lee, Picture Light Magenta, Painting

Kyong Lee

Picture Light Magenta, 2008
51.2 x 78.7 inch
Painting

$15,584

Kyong Lee, Picture 39, Painting

Kyong Lee

Picture 39, 2011
51.3 x 76.8 inch
Painting

$15,584

Kyong Lee, Paradise 11, Painting

Kyong Lee

Paradise 11, 2006
44.1 x 63.8 inch
Painting

$13,670

Kyong Lee, Prayed, Painting

Kyong Lee

Prayed, 2015
63.8 x 51.3 inch
Painting

$13,670

Kyong Lee, Emotional Color Chart 19, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 19, 2016
27.7 x 12 inch
Painting

$1,025

Kyong Lee, Eckige Masse_DR 023, Painting

Kyong Lee

Eckige Masse_DR 023, 2015
13 x 14.9 inch
Painting

$683

Kyong Lee, Emotional Color Chart 13, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 13, 2016
27.7 x 12 inch
Painting

$1,025

Kyong Lee, Eckige Masse_DR 004, Painting

Kyong Lee

Eckige Masse_DR 004, 2015
13 x 14.6 inch
Painting

$683

Kyong Lee, Emotional Line 007, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Line 007, 2015
14.6 x 15.9 inch
Painting

$820

Kyong Lee, Emotional Color Chart 16, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 16, 2016
27.7 x 12 inch
Painting

$1,025

Kyong Lee, Emotional Color Chart 36, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 36, 2017
13.8 x 13.8 inch
Painting

$820

Kyong Lee, Emotional Color Chart 04, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 04, 2016
27.7 x 12 inch
Painting

$1,025

Kyong Lee, Emotional Color Chart 10, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 10, 2016
27.7 x 12 inch
Painting

$1,025

Kyong Lee, Emotional Color Chart 03, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 03, 2016
27.7 x 12 inch
Painting

$1,025

Kyong Lee, Emotional Line 009, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Line 009, 2015
14.6 x 15.9 inch
Painting

$820

Kyong Lee, Emotional Line 005, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Line 005, 2015
14.6 x 15.9 inch
Painting

$820

Kyong Lee, Emotional Color Chart 21, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 21, 2017
27.7 x 12 inch
Painting

$1,025

Kyong Lee, Emotional Color Chart 23, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 23, 2017
27.7 x 12 inch
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Kyong Lee, Eckige masse_DR 002, Painting

Kyong Lee

Eckige masse_DR 002, 2015
13 x 14.6 inch
Painting

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Kyong Lee, Emotional color chart 005, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional color chart 005, 2017
27.7 x 12 inch
Painting

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Kyong Lee, Emotional color chart 001, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional color chart 001, 2017
27.7 x 12 inch
Painting

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