Gil-Rae Lee


Gil-Rae Lee

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

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.


Gil-rae Lee, Big Finger-pine tree1,2, 2017
Gil-rae Lee, Landscape, 2015
Gil-rae Lee, Old Pine Tree 2014-1
Gil-rae Lee, Pine Tree 2018-2, 2018
Gil-rae Lee, Pine Tree with Three Roots, 2016
Gil-rae Lee, Pine Tree, 2011
Gil-rae Lee, Pine Tree, 2013
Gil-rae Lee, Pine trees 2017-3, 2017