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Jinju Lee Biography

Jinju Lee’s work begins from questions thrown repeatedly in life. The negative events and emotions of the past, which were not even wanted, endlessly appear and disappear within the everyday life.

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Lee continuously asks herself what becomes the device which arouses memories from within the uncomfortable 'ventilation' one does not wish to face, what are the common structures of memories and in what way do memories, which survived without having been forgotten, manufacture. She wonders why people with Alzheimer do not only lose memories of the past but cannot live the present and cannot imagine the future and where the boundaries are between memories, dreams and conscience. What are the afterimages of images, made by her perception from cognitive force of memory surpassing time and space, like? What becomes visible during the process of inner quest starting from these questions is recorded as her work.
From the superfluous cut from a well-made frame, following their softly soundless stories, cuddling the insignificant and petty motifs of the everyday, she discovers the unconscious sensuous layer that is hidden inside. At that moment, Lee becomes a melancholic adventurer and the everyday is reborn into things of the extraordinary.

Text courtesy Arario Gallery.

Jinju Lee Featured Artworks

Layers of Daytime by Jinju Lee contemporary artwork
Jinju LeeLayers of Daytime, 2014Korean color on Fabric
160 x 170 cm
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The Lowland by Jinju Lee contemporary artwork
Jinju LeeThe Lowland, 2017Korean paint on linen
222 x 550 cm
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Jinju Lee Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Jeongbae Lee, Jinju Lee, Seng Hwal at Baik Art, Seoul
24 September–15 October 2019 Jeongbae Lee, Jinju Lee Seng Hwal Baik ArtSeoul
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, FIVE at Baik Art, Los Angeles
22 June–10 August 2019 Group Exhibition FIVE Baik ArtLos Angeles

Jinju Lee Represented By

Arario Gallery contemporary art gallery in Seoul, South Korea Arario Gallery Cheonan, Seoul, Shanghai
Baik Art contemporary art gallery in Los Angeles, USA Baik Art Los Angeles, Seoul

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