Gil-Rae Lee

Lee Gil Rae was born in Yeongam-gun, South Korea in 1961.

He graduated with bachelor and masters degrees in fine art and sculpture from Kyunghee University in Seoul, Korea. For the past twenty years, Lee has followed nature as his muse, crafting intricate, organic, tree-form sculptures from steel and copper pipes, in response to continued deforestation, depletion of natural resources and environment crisis. Lee Gil Rae's trees are made with permanence in mind. They have become an artificial simulation of nature, urbanized and visionary, transforming the physical properties of plant life into modern, mechanical forms.

Lee Gil-Rae has participated in numerous exhibitions worldwide and features in numerous private and public collections.

  • From Nature to Culture. An Insight into Contemporary Korean Art

    From Nature to Culture. An Insight into Contemporary Korean Art

    Paris

    October 12, 2018 - October 26, 2018

  • The Art of Matter - New Arts of Asia

    The Art of Matter - New Arts of Asia

    Monaco

    May 18, 2018 - June 08, 2018

  • Korean Contemporary

    Korean Contemporary

    Seoul

    May 17, 2018 - June 28, 2018

  • Transcending Matter

    Transcending Matter

    Hong Kong

    March 22, 2018 - April 12, 2018

  • Chae Sung-Pil & Lee Gil Rae

    Chae Sung-Pil & Lee Gil Rae

    New York

    November 15, 2017 - December 05, 2017