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Dongwook Lee Biography

Dongwook Lee’s works focus on the contradictions that are fundamentally inherent in human existence and life. Exquisitely hyper-realistic and surrealistically imagined renditions of his miniature human figures are staged in absurd situations in Lee’s works, in which the bleak everyday life transforms into poetic horror. In Lee’s work, a fragile warrior is wearing his own flesh as his armor, and the naked child stands with innocent face in front of blood-stained killing (which he might have committed). His oeuvre stands at an odd intersection of life and death, beauty and cruelty, civilization and wild, and reality and fantasy, unfolding a world of fantasy where people are severed from reality.

Dongwook Lee Featured Artworks

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Handle by Dongwook Lee contemporary artwork
Dongwook LeeHandle, 2007Mixed media
69 x 5 x 5 cm
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Forest by Dongwook Lee contemporary artwork
Dongwook LeeForest, 2018Mixed media
38 x 80 x 128 cm
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Trophy by Dongwook Lee contemporary artwork
Dongwook LeeTrophy, 2018Mixed media
42.5 x 18 x 10 cm
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Trophy by Dongwook Lee contemporary artwork
Dongwook LeeTrophy, 2018Mixed media
113 x 35 x 26 cm
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Temporary Combination by Dongwook Lee contemporary artwork
Dongwook LeeTemporary Combination, 2018Mixed media
45 x 177.5 x 90.5 cm
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Perfect Combination by Dongwook Lee contemporary artwork
Dongwook LeePerfect Combination, 2018Mixed media
75 x 203 x 95 cm
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Insufficient Combination by Dongwook Lee contemporary artwork
Dongwook LeeInsufficient Combination, 2018Mixed media
40 x 180 x 90 cm
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Combination with a Slide by Dongwook Lee contemporary artwork
Dongwook LeeCombination with a Slide, 2018Mixed media
91 x 148 x 74 cm
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Dongwook Lee Represented By

Arario Gallery contemporary art gallery in Seoul, South Korea Arario Gallery Cheonan, Seoul, Shanghai

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