Kyong Lee

South Korea  • 1967

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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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Painting, Emotional color field 2, Kyong Lee

Emotional color field 2

Kyong Lee

Painting - 194 x 130.3 cm Painting - 76.4 x 51.3 inch

$16,951

Painting, Emotional Color Change 20, Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Change 20

Kyong Lee

Painting - 53 x 45.5 x 0.1 cm Painting - 20.9 x 17.9 x 0 inch

$2,136

Painting, Emotional Color Change 19, Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Change 19

Kyong Lee

Painting - 53 x 45.5 x 0.1 cm Painting - 20.9 x 17.9 x 0 inch

$2,136

Painting, Emotional Color Change 6, Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Change 6

Kyong Lee

Painting - 53 x 45.5 x 0.1 cm Painting - 20.9 x 17.9 x 0 inch

$2,136

Painting, Drawing For Color As Adjective-noun 8 (Sky Blue), Kyong Lee

Drawing For Color As Adjective-noun 8 (Sky Blue)

Kyong Lee

Painting - 50 x 70 x 0.1 cm Painting - 19.7 x 27.6 x 0 inch

$1,201

Painting, Drawing For Color As Adjective-noun 7 (Pink), Kyong Lee

Drawing For Color As Adjective-noun 7 (Pink)

Kyong Lee

Painting - 50 x 70 x 0.1 cm Painting - 19.7 x 27.6 x 0 inch

$1,201

Painting, Drawing For Color As Adjective-noun 6 (Grey), Kyong Lee

Drawing For Color As Adjective-noun 6 (Grey)

Kyong Lee

Painting - 50 x 70 x 0.1 cm Painting - 19.7 x 27.6 x 0 inch

$1,201

Painting, Drawing For Color As Adjective-noun 5 (Blue), Kyong Lee

Drawing For Color As Adjective-noun 5 (Blue)

Kyong Lee

Painting - 50 x 70 x 0.1 cm Painting - 19.7 x 27.6 x 0 inch

$1,201

Painting, Drawing For 3 Vertical Configurations For Horizontal 14, Kyong Lee

Drawing For 3 Vertical Configurations For Horizontal 14

Kyong Lee

Painting - 65 x 50 x 0.1 cm Painting - 25.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$1,135

Painting, Drawing For 3 Vertical Configurations For Horizontal 13, Kyong Lee

Drawing For 3 Vertical Configurations For Horizontal 13

Kyong Lee

Painting - 65 x 50 x 0.1 cm Painting - 25.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$1,135

Painting, Drawing For 3 Horizontal Configurations 24, Kyong Lee

Drawing For 3 Horizontal Configurations 24

Kyong Lee

Painting - 50 x 65 x 0.1 cm Painting - 19.7 x 25.6 x 0 inch

$1,135

Painting, Drawing For 3 Horizontal Configurations 22, Kyong Lee

Drawing For 3 Horizontal Configurations 22

Kyong Lee

Painting - 50 x 65 x 0.1 cm Painting - 19.7 x 25.6 x 0 inch

$1,135

Painting, Drawing For 3 Horizontal Configurations 15, Kyong Lee

Drawing For 3 Horizontal Configurations 15

Kyong Lee

Painting - 65 x 50 x 0.1 cm Painting - 25.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$1,135

Painting, Drawing For 3 Horizontal Configurations 11, Kyong Lee

Drawing For 3 Horizontal Configurations 11

Kyong Lee

Painting - 65 x 50 x 0.1 cm Painting - 25.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$1,135

Painting, Drawing For 3 Horizontal Configurations 9, Kyong Lee

Drawing For 3 Horizontal Configurations 9

Kyong Lee

Painting - 65 x 50 x 0.1 cm Painting - 25.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$1,135

Painting, Drawing For 3 Horizontal Configurations 8, Kyong Lee

Drawing For 3 Horizontal Configurations 8

Kyong Lee

Painting - 65 x 50 x 0.1 cm Painting - 25.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$1,135

Painting, Drawing For 3 Horizontal Configurations 6, Kyong Lee

Drawing For 3 Horizontal Configurations 6

Kyong Lee

Painting - 65 x 50 x 0.1 cm Painting - 25.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$1,135

Painting, Record of Undefined Color 28, Kyong Lee

Record of Undefined Color 28

Kyong Lee

Painting - 45.5 x 45.5 cm Painting - 17.9 x 17.9 inch

$2,136

Painting, Record of Undefined Color 25, Kyong Lee

Record of Undefined Color 25

Kyong Lee

Painting - 45.5 x 45.5 cm Painting - 17.9 x 17.9 inch

$2,136

Painting, Eckige Masse 95, Kyong Lee

Eckige Masse 95

Kyong Lee

Painting - 35 x 35 cm Painting - 13.8 x 13.8 inch

$734

Painting, Emotional Color Chart 135, Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 135

Kyong Lee

Painting - 70 x 30 cm Painting - 27.6 x 11.8 inch

$1,001

Painting, Eckige Masse 045, Kyong Lee

Eckige Masse 045

Kyong Lee

Painting - 33 x 38 cm Painting - 13 x 15 inch

$734

Painting, Eckige Masse 061, Kyong Lee

Eckige Masse 061

Kyong Lee

Painting - 35 x 35 cm Painting - 13.8 x 13.8 inch

$734

Painting, Emotional color chart 092, Kyong Lee

Emotional color chart 092

Kyong Lee

Painting - 70 x 30 cm Painting - 27.6 x 11.8 inch

$1,001

Painting, Emotional color chart 098, Kyong Lee

Emotional color chart 098

Kyong Lee

Painting - 70 x 30 cm Painting - 27.6 x 11.8 inch

$1,001

Painting, Emotional color chart 56 – Spring, Kyong Lee

Emotional color chart 56 – Spring

Kyong Lee

Painting - 35 x 35 cm Painting - 13.8 x 13.8 inch

$801

Painting, Emotional Color Chart 178, Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 178

Kyong Lee

Painting - 70 x 30 x 0.1 cm Painting - 27.6 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$1,001

Painting, Emotional Color Chart 176, Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 176

Kyong Lee

Painting - 70 x 30 x 0.1 cm Painting - 27.6 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$1,001

Painting, Emotional Color Chart 170, Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 170

Kyong Lee

Painting - 70 x 30 x 0.1 cm Painting - 27.6 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$1,001

Painting, Emotional Color Chart 164, Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 164

Kyong Lee

Painting - 70 x 30 x 0.1 cm Painting - 27.6 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$1,001

Painting, Perfect coincidence 20, Kyong Lee

Perfect coincidence 20

Kyong Lee

Painting - 27.3 x 41 x 0.1 cm Painting - 10.7 x 16.1 x 0 inch

$1,001

Painting, Perfect Coincidence 19, Kyong Lee

Perfect Coincidence 19

Kyong Lee

Painting - 32 x 41 x 0.1 cm Painting - 12.6 x 16.1 x 0 inch

$1,001

Painting, Perfect coincidence 12, Kyong Lee

Perfect coincidence 12

Kyong Lee

Painting - 33.4 x 21.3 x 0.1 cm Painting - 13.1 x 8.4 x 0 inch

$1,001

Painting, Perfect Coincidence 16, Kyong Lee

Perfect Coincidence 16

Kyong Lee

Painting - 27.3 x 22 x 0.1 cm Painting - 10.7 x 8.7 x 0 inch

$1,001

Painting, Perfect Coincidence 8, Kyong Lee

Perfect Coincidence 8

Kyong Lee

Painting - 27.3 x 22 x 0.1 cm Painting - 10.7 x 8.7 x 0 inch

$1,001

Painting, Perfect coincidence 7, Kyong Lee

Perfect coincidence 7

Kyong Lee

Painting - 27.3 x 22 x 0.1 cm Painting - 10.7 x 8.7 x 0 inch

$1,001

Painting, Emotional color chart 198, Kyong Lee

Emotional color chart 198

Kyong Lee

Painting - 70 x 30 x 0.1 cm Painting - 27.6 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$1,001

Painting, Perfect coincidence 4, Kyong Lee

Perfect coincidence 4

Kyong Lee

Painting - 22.5 x 22.5 x 0.1 cm Painting - 8.9 x 8.9 x 0 inch

$1,001

Painting, Emotional color chart 184, Kyong Lee

Emotional color chart 184

Kyong Lee

Painting - 70 x 30 x 0.1 cm Painting - 27.6 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$1,001

Painting, Emotional Color Chart 161, Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 161

Kyong Lee

Painting - 70 x 30 x 0.1 cm Painting - 27.6 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$1,001

Painting, Emotional Color Chart 156, Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 156

Kyong Lee

Painting - 70 x 30 x 0.1 cm Painting - 27.6 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$1,001

Painting, Emotional Color Chart 153, Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Chart 153

Kyong Lee

Painting - 70 x 30 x 0.1 cm Painting - 27.6 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$1,001

Painting, Dr eckige masse 136, Kyong Lee

Dr eckige masse 136

Kyong Lee

Painting - 35 x 35 cm Painting - 13.8 x 13.8 inch

$734

Painting, Dr eckige masse 131, Kyong Lee

Dr eckige masse 131

Kyong Lee

Painting - 35 x 35 cm Painting - 13.8 x 13.8 inch

$734

Painting, A line 5, Kyong Lee

A line 5

Kyong Lee

Painting - 30 x 30 cm Painting - 11.8 x 11.8 inch

$734

Painting, Emotional color chart 150, Kyong Lee

Emotional color chart 150

Kyong Lee

Painting - 70 x 30 cm Painting - 27.6 x 11.8 inch

$1,001

Painting, Emotional color chart 149, Kyong Lee

Emotional color chart 149

Kyong Lee

Painting - 70 x 30 cm Painting - 27.6 x 11.8 inch

$1,001

Painting, Record of Undefined Color 30, Kyong Lee

Record of Undefined Color 30

Kyong Lee

Painting - 130.3 x 162 cm Painting - 51.3 x 63.8 inch

$18,019

Painting, Emotional Color Change 17, Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Change 17

Kyong Lee

Painting - 91 x 72.7 x 0.1 cm Painting - 35.8 x 28.6 x 0 inch

$5,139

Painting, Emotional color chart 01-spring, Kyong Lee

Emotional color chart 01-spring

Kyong Lee

Painting - 72.7 x 91 cm Painting - 28.6 x 35.8 inch

$5,339

Painting, Prayed for 02, Kyong Lee

Prayed for 02

Kyong Lee

Painting - 90.9 x 72.7 cm Painting - 35.8 x 28.6 inch

$5,339

Painting, Emotional color change 34, Kyong Lee

Emotional color change 34

Kyong Lee

Painting - 117 x 80.3 x 0.1 cm Painting - 46.1 x 31.6 x 0 inch

$8,275

Painting, Emotional Color Change 14, Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Change 14

Kyong Lee

Painting - 72.7 x 100 x 0.1 cm Painting - 28.6 x 39.4 x 0 inch

$6,807

Painting, Emotional Color Field 8, Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Field 8

Kyong Lee

Painting - 180 x 60 x 0.1 cm Painting - 70.9 x 23.6 x 0 inch

$13,347

Painting, Emotional Color Field 6, Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Field 6

Kyong Lee

Painting - 180 x 60 x 0.1 cm Painting - 70.9 x 23.6 x 0 inch

$13,347

Painting, Emotional Color Change 24, Kyong Lee

Emotional Color Change 24

Kyong Lee

Painting - 117 x 80.3 x 0.1 cm Painting - 46.1 x 31.6 x 0 inch

$8,476

Painting, Record of Undefied Color 34, Kyong Lee

Record of Undefied Color 34

Kyong Lee

Painting - 91 x 116.7 cm Painting - 35.8 x 45.9 inch

$8,943

Painting, Record of Undefined Color 33, Kyong Lee

Record of Undefined Color 33

Kyong Lee

Painting - 91 x 116.7 cm Painting - 35.8 x 45.9 inch

$8,943

Painting, Record of Undefined Color 32, Kyong Lee

Record of Undefined Color 32

Kyong Lee

Painting - 91 x 116.7 cm Painting - 35.8 x 45.9 inch

$8,943

Painting, Record of Undefined Color 23, Kyong Lee

Record of Undefined Color 23

Kyong Lee

Painting - 130.3 x 194 cm Painting - 51.3 x 76.4 inch

$21,356

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What is Kyong Lee’s artistic movement?
The artistic movements of the artists are: Colorful Geometric Painters, Abstract Graphics, Where Art Meets Design
When was Kyong Lee born?
The year of birth of the artist is: 1967