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Kyong Lee

South Korea Born in: 1967

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, Record 06, Painting

Kyong Lee

Record 06, 2020
60.6 x 60.6 cm
Painting

$ 3,581

Kyong Lee, Situated Somewhere 34, Painting

Kyong Lee

Situated Somewhere 34, 2020
72.7 x 60.6 cm
Painting

$ 4,244

Kyong Lee, Record 09, Painting

Kyong Lee

Record 09, 2020
60.6 x 60.6 cm
Painting

$ 3,581

Kyong Lee, Lines_The moments that come once in a while, Painting

Kyong Lee

Lines_The moments that come once in a while, 2018
55 x 75 cm
Painting

$ 1,194

Our recommendations Kyong Lee, Emotional Color Chart 123, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 123, 2019
70 x 30 cm
Painting

$ 995

Kyong Lee, Not yet 004, Painting

Kyong Lee

Not yet 004, 2018
75 x 55 cm
Painting

$ 1,194

Kyong Lee, Painted jet black, Painting

Kyong Lee

Painted jet black, 2015
60.6 x 60.6 cm
Painting

$ 3,581

Kyong Lee, Emotional Color Chart 110, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 110, 2019
70 x 30 cm
Painting

$ 995

Kyong Lee, Abstract note 001, Painting

Kyong Lee

Abstract note 001, 2017
162 x 130.3 cm
Painting

$ 13,262

Kyong Lee, Emotional Color Chart 101, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 101, 2018
70 x 30 cm
Painting

$ 995

Kyong Lee, Lines_Presently perpetual, Painting

Kyong Lee

Lines_Presently perpetual, 2018
55 x 75 cm
Painting

$ 1,194

Kyong Lee, Emotional color chart 092, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional color chart 092, 2018
70 x 30 cm
Painting

$ 995

Kyong Lee, Emotional color chart 03 - spring, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional color chart 03 - spring, 2018
72.7 x 91 cm
Painting

$ 5,305

Kyong Lee, Situated Somewhere 30, Painting

Kyong Lee

Situated Somewhere 30, 2020
72.7 x 60.6 cm
Painting

$ 4,244

Kyong Lee, Situated Somewhere 33, Painting

Kyong Lee

Situated Somewhere 33, 2020
72.7 x 60.6 cm
Painting

$ 4,244

Kyong Lee, Record 08, Painting

Kyong Lee

Record 08, 2020
60.6 x 60.6 cm
Painting

$ 3,581

Kyong Lee, Record 11, Painting

Kyong Lee

Record 11, 2020
60.6 x 60.6 cm
Painting

$ 3,581

Kyong Lee, Not yet 012, Painting

Kyong Lee

Not yet 012, 2018
75 x 55 cm
Painting

$ 1,194

Kyong Lee, Not yet 016, Painting

Kyong Lee

Not yet 016, 2018
75 x 55 cm
Painting

$ 1,194

Our recommendations Kyong Lee, Situated Somewhere 11, Painting

Kyong Lee

Situated Somewhere 11, 2019
72.7 x 60.6 cm
Painting

$ 4,244

Kyong Lee, Situated Somewhere 07, Painting

Kyong Lee

Situated Somewhere 07, 2019
72.7 x 60.6 cm
Painting

$ 4,244

Kyong Lee, Situated Somewhere 20, Painting

Kyong Lee

Situated Somewhere 20, 2019
72.7 x 60.6 cm
Painting

$ 4,244

Our recommendations Kyong Lee, Emotional Color Chart 124, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 124, 2019
70 x 30 cm
Painting

$ 995

Kyong Lee, Not yet 002, Painting

Kyong Lee

Not yet 002, 2017
75 x 55 cm
Painting

$ 1,194

Our recommendations Kyong Lee, Not yet 001, Painting

Kyong Lee

Not yet 001, 2017
75 x 55 cm
Painting

$ 1,194

Kyong Lee, Emotional color chart 01-spring, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional color chart 01-spring, 2018
72.7 x 91 cm
Painting

$ 5,305

Kyong Lee, Emotional Color Chart 105, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 105, 2019
70 x 30 cm
Painting

$ 995

Kyong Lee, Emotional Color Chart 109, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 109, 2019
70 x 30 cm
Painting

$ 995

Our recommendations Kyong Lee, Painted insensitive, Painting

Kyong Lee

Painted insensitive, 2018
60.6 x 60.6 cm
Painting

$ 3,581

Kyong Lee, Painted empty without, Painting

Kyong Lee

Painted empty without, 2018
60.6 x 60.6 cm
Painting

$ 3,581

Kyong Lee, Picture Light Magenta, Painting

Kyong Lee

Picture Light Magenta, 2008
130 x 200 cm
Painting

$ 15,119

Kyong Lee, Paradise 11, Painting

Kyong Lee

Paradise 11, 2006
112 x 162 cm
Painting

$ 13,262

Kyong Lee, Moment of confidence 10, Painting

Kyong Lee

Moment of confidence 10, 2019
55 x 38 cm
Painting

$ 995

Kyong Lee, Moment of confidence 11, Painting

Kyong Lee

Moment of confidence 11, 2019
35 x 50 cm
Painting

$ 862

Kyong Lee, Picture 39, Painting

Kyong Lee

Picture 39, 2011
130.3 x 195 cm
Painting

$ 15,119

Kyong Lee, Emotional color chart 099, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional color chart 099, 2019
70 x 30 cm
Painting

$ 995

Kyong Lee, Die Masse 037, Painting

Kyong Lee

Die Masse 037, 2019
36.3 x 48 cm
Painting

$ 862

Kyong Lee, Writing in color 003, Painting

Kyong Lee

Writing in color 003, 2017
30 x 70 cm
Painting

$ 995

Kyong Lee, Writing in color 001, Painting

Kyong Lee

Writing in color 001, 2017
30 x 70 cm
Painting

$ 995

Kyong Lee, Eckige Masse 045, Painting

Kyong Lee

Eckige Masse 045, 2017
33 x 38 cm
Painting

$ 729

Kyong Lee, Emotional color chart – Spring 04, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional color chart – Spring 04, 2018
72.7 x 90.9 cm
Painting

$ 5,305

Kyong Lee, Eckige Masse 061, Painting

Kyong Lee

Eckige Masse 061, 2018
35 x 35 cm
Painting

$ 729

Kyong Lee, Eckige Masse 054, Painting

Kyong Lee

Eckige Masse 054, 2018
35 x 35 cm
Painting

$ 729

Kyong Lee, Emotional color chart 033, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional color chart 033, 2018
70 x 30 cm
Painting

$ 995

Kyong Lee, Emotional color chart 093, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional color chart 093, 2018
70 x 30 cm
Painting

$ 995

Kyong Lee, Emotional color chart 094, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional color chart 094, 2018
70 x 30 cm
Painting

$ 995

Kyong Lee, Emotional color chart 098, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional color chart 098, 2018
70 x 30 cm
Painting

$ 995

Kyong Lee, Eckige Masse 033, Painting

Kyong Lee

Eckige Masse 033, 2017
33 x 38 cm
Painting

$ 729

Kyong Lee, Emotional color chart 56 – Spring, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional color chart 56 – Spring, 2018
35 x 35 cm
Painting

$ 796

Kyong Lee, Prayed for 02, Painting

Kyong Lee

Prayed for 02, 2018
90.9 x 72.7 cm
Painting

$ 5,305

Kyong Lee, Emotional Color Chart 36, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 36, 2017
35 x 35 cm
Painting

$ 796

Kyong Lee, Emotional Color Chart 104, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 104, 2019
70 x 30 cm
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Kyong Lee, Lines_ A moment that never lasted, Painting

Kyong Lee

Lines_ A moment that never lasted, 2017
55 x 75 cm
Painting

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Kyong Lee, Emotional Color Chart 04, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 04, 2016
70.3 x 30.4 cm
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Kyong Lee, Prayed, Painting

Kyong Lee

Prayed, 2015
162 x 130.3 cm
Painting

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Kyong Lee, Emotional Color Chart 100, Painting

Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 100, 2018
70 x 30 cm
Painting

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Kyong Lee, Eckige Masse 062, Painting

Kyong Lee

Eckige Masse 062, 2018
35 x 35 cm
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Kyong Lee, Eckige Masse 035, Painting

Kyong Lee

Eckige Masse 035, 2017
35 x 35 cm
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Kyong Lee, Eckige Masse 055, Painting

Kyong Lee

Eckige Masse 055, 2018
35 x 35 cm
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Kyong Lee, Eckige Masse 058, Painting

Kyong Lee

Eckige Masse 058, 2018
35 x 35 cm
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