Lee Gil-Rae

Opera Gallery New York

November 15 - December 05 2017

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Opera Gallery New York

November 15 - December 05 2017

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Add to Calendar 2017-11-15 00:00:00 2017-12-05 00:00:00 Lee Gil-Rae

 

 

Korean artist Lee Gil Rae works with sculpture, a medium he approaches with poise and dexterity. Over time, he has turned his focus towards the multidimensional representation of the pine tree. A tree which is ubiquitous within his native country, Korea, and emblematic of its regional, traditional values and character. The root of the pine tree connects the earth and the rock underneath and with every passing stream; such is the nature of its place within the landscape. Through the rendering of these “titans” of mother nature, a metamorphosis occurs by taking their familiar natural context and locating it within the modern mechanical urban environment. This reversal is, in some way, a paradox: a counterpoint to rapid deforestation in the hands of the swiftly increasing human urbanisation.

Opera Gallery is honoured to present his works. 

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Introduction

 

 

Korean artist Lee Gil Rae works with sculpture, a medium he approaches with poise and dexterity. Over time, he has turned his focus towards the multidimensional representation of the pine tree. A tree which is ubiquitous within his native country, Korea, and emblematic of its regional, traditional values and character. The root of the pine tree connects the earth and the rock underneath and with every passing stream; such is the nature of its place within the landscape. Through the rendering of these “titans” of mother nature, a metamorphosis occurs by taking their familiar natural context and locating it within the modern mechanical urban environment. This reversal is, in some way, a paradox: a counterpoint to rapid deforestation in the hands of the swiftly increasing human urbanisation.

Opera Gallery is honoured to present his works. 

Gil-rae Lee, Big Finger-pine tree1,2, 2017

Big Finger-pine tree1,2, 2017

Copper welding . 205 x 90 x 63 cm |

Gil-rae Lee, Landscape, 2015

Landscape, 2015

Copper welding . 160 x 70 x 40 cm |

Gil-rae Lee, Old Pine Tree 2014-1

Old Pine Tree 2014-1

Copper welding . 99 x 120 x 8 cm |

Gil-rae Lee, Old Pine Tree2018-3, 2018

Old Pine Tree2018-3, 2018

Copper welding . 98 x 115 x 8 cm | 38.6 x 45.3 x 2.4 in

Gil-rae Lee, Pine Tree with Three Roots, 2016

Pine Tree with Three Roots, 2016

Copper welding . 212 x 106 x 70 cm |

Gil-rae Lee, Pine Tree, 2011

Pine Tree, 2011

Copper welding . 92 x 92 x 4 cm |

Gil-rae Lee, Pine Tree, 2013

Pine Tree, 2013

Copper welding . 210 x 115 x 59 cm |

Gil-rae Lee, Pine trees 2017-3, 2017

Pine trees 2017-3, 2017

Copper welding . 81 x 172 x 6 cm |