Dongi Lee

Dongi Lee

South Korea • Born in: 1967

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South Korean artists

Dongi Lee has taken special interest in images that are easily consumed and widely distributed in popular culture, and has indicated to the fore that art is rooted in popular culture, using the stereotypes of modern society directly in the work. First emerging in 1993 as a mixed image of Mickey Mouse of the US and Atom of Japan, Atomaus created by Lee, is portrayed in numerous situations that hint at social symbols and contexts and has since become an important image of contemporary art that not only speaks about popular culture but also about reality. 

Lee has been interested in images that are all too easily consumed and widely distributed in popular culture and has brought the generalized forms of modern society directly into his work, bluntly illustrating that his art has its roots in pop culture. While Lee addresses the various realities we face in modern society in his work, he does not stop at commanding them on a single level but borrows from an array of visual and philosophical elements ranging from cartoons, animations, advertisements, internet to classical works, modernism paintings, and abstract art, to bring to the surface of how these elements form a kind of a complex layer in society. The complicated relationship between objects, phenomena, and areas of obscurity usually come about in refracted ways or as a form of a harbinger, the differing symbolic elements being lined up and overlapped, thus affecting their mutual relationships.

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Super Hero, Dongi Lee

Super Hero

Dongi Lee

Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 9.8 inch

$2,400

Atomaus Eating Noodles, Dongi Lee

Atomaus Eating Noodles

Dongi Lee

Print - 23 x 25.5 inch

$2,000

Blue Shadows, Dongi Lee

Blue Shadows

Dongi Lee

Painting - 35.4 x 62.9 inch

$25,000

Flying Atomaus, Dongi Lee

Flying Atomaus

Dongi Lee

Fine Art Drawings - 9.8 x 11.8 inch

$2,400

A-Man, Dongi Lee

A-Man

Dongi Lee

Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 9.8 inch

$2,400

Steam Boat, Dongi Lee

Steam Boat

Dongi Lee

Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 9.8 inch

$2,400

Doggy Dog, Dongi Lee

Doggy Dog

Dongi Lee

Fine Art Drawings - 9.8 x 11.8 inch

$2,400

Flower Garden, Dongi Lee

Flower Garden

Dongi Lee

Fine Art Drawings - 11.8 x 9.8 inch

$2,400

Atomaus, Dongi Lee

Atomaus

Dongi Lee

Fine Art Drawings - 15.5 x 10.6 inch

$3,000

A with the Head of A, Dongi Lee

A with the Head of A

Dongi Lee

Fine Art Drawings - 15 x 10 x 1 inch

$3,450

Staring Woman, Dongi Lee

Staring Woman

Dongi Lee

Painting - 35.4 x 62.9 inch

$25,000

Man with Glasses, Dongi Lee

Man with Glasses

Dongi Lee

Painting - 35.4 x 62.9 inch

$28,000

Sof Portrait of A, Dongi Lee

Sof Portrait of A

Dongi Lee

Painting - 47.2 x 47.2 inch

$32,000

Distorted Atomaus, Dongi Lee

Distorted Atomaus

Dongi Lee

Painting - 23.8 x 23.8 inch

$12,000

Atomaus in the Shadow, Dongi Lee

Atomaus in the Shadow

Dongi Lee

Painting - 20.5 x 28.8 inch

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Who is the artist?

Dongi Lee has taken special interest in images that are easily consumed and widely distributed in popular culture, and has indicated to the fore that art is rooted in popular culture, using the stereotypes of modern society directly in the work. First emerging in 1993 as a mixed image of Mickey Mouse of the US and Atom of Japan, Atomaus created by Lee, is portrayed in numerous situations that hint at social symbols and contexts and has since become an important image of contemporary art that not only speaks about popular culture but also about reality. 

Lee has been interested in images that are all too easily consumed and widely distributed in popular culture and has brought the generalized forms of modern society directly into his work, bluntly illustrating that his art has its roots in pop culture. While Lee addresses the various realities we face in modern society in his work, he does not stop at commanding them on a single level but borrows from an array of visual and philosophical elements ranging from cartoons, animations, advertisements, internet to classical works, modernism paintings, and abstract art, to bring to the surface of how these elements form a kind of a complex layer in society. The complicated relationship between objects, phenomena, and areas of obscurity usually come about in refracted ways or as a form of a harbinger, the differing symbolic elements being lined up and overlapped, thus affecting their mutual relationships.

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When was Dongi Lee born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1967