Eunsae Lee creates fine imagery which combines photographic imagery and scenes within her mind's eye. Certain aspects are freely removed to maintain a certain desired integrity of her fine imagery. When that desire for the imagery aligns with purpose and aligns with what she finds meaningful, it becomes a painting. This poses a problem: fine imagery created form the artist's figuration becomes somewhat self-defeating when it takes the form of a tangible painting. Only within her mind can fine imagery exist in its pure form, fluidly transmorphic and untethered to form.Read More
Lee's paintings are the result of numerous drawings which she then reworks digitally to augment lines and colours before transposing unto canvas. Unlike her approach to drawings, Lee approaches painting with a sense of obligation to her original plans. For this exhibition, she focused on narrowing the gap between her initial drawing and final painting, to better define of what it mean to create as usual. Eunsae Lee wanted the canvas to embody a biphasic composition, of perspicuous simplicity and solemn progress.
Lee reiterates a singular scene through drawing. Even the most accomplished artists require time and meditation over an object to capture tis essence and detail. The artist's final creation is the outcome of negotiation and compromise. The artist's iterative approach to drawing is the act of more or less approaching to the fine imagery in her mind. So then, what dictates which of those iterations is put on canvas? Lee explains that her choice of drawing is based on what oddly stands out among the numerous iterations. In the relationship between actual objects and images, or between imagination and realised images, our reactions are also multi-varied.
Text courtesy GALLERY2.