Jung-Woong Lee

Korean artist Lee Jung Woong was born in South Korea in 1963.

He is best known for his meticulous trompe-l’oeil oil paintings on Korean rice paper that depict traditional Chinese brushes saturated with ebony ink. The hyperrealistic, reflexive works both celebrate and question the incessant influence of traditional Chinese painting on contemporary Asian art. Lee’s perfectly rendered brushes, shadows, and splatters – reproduced at a larger-than-life scale on massive canvases – imbue his work with a humorous, Pop Art inspired quality that connects ancient techniques with contemporary perspectives.

Lee has exhibited extensively in Korean biennales, fairs, museums and galleries. He is also exhibited and collected internationally. 

  • Beyond Reality

    Beyond Reality

    London

    December 14, 2018 - December 28, 2018

  • 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

  • Korean Contemporary

    Korean Contemporary

    Seoul

    May 17, 2018 - June 28, 2018