LEE GIL RAE - TIMELESS PINE TREE

September 17 - October 16 2020

Opera Gallery Seoul

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Opera Gallery Seoul

September 17 - October 16 2020

18, Eonju-ro 154 gil, Gangnam-gu Seoul 06021

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Add to Calendar 2020-09-17 00:00:00 2020-10-16 00:00:00 LEE GIL RAE - TIMELESS PINE TREE

Pine trees boast deep green hues throughout all four seasons, rise straight as if they would never yield to anything, and Koreans have a particular affection for them. Not only pine trees have been a standpoint in Eastern Asian art, literature, religion, folklore, and feng shui, they are also known as a symbol that nourished the Korean people’s soul and spirit.

Lee Gil Rae’s pine trees reflect the strength of an immortal organism that pumps energy from the subterrane and up into the atmosphere; a vision transcending the ways in which we usually view nature and its energy. Collectors worldwide have relished Lee’s art, and his ability to use physical matter as a tool to reveal the dynamic vitality of nature and her organisms.

In presenting “Lee Gil-Rae - Timeless Pine Tree: 千年(천년)”, Opera Gallery wishes to share Lee’s hymns for eternal nature and examine the equilibrium between nature and men.

18, Eonju-ro 154 gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06021 Opera Gallery Seoul seoul@operagallery.com
Introduction

Pine trees boast deep green hues throughout all four seasons, rise straight as if they would never yield to anything, and Koreans have a particular affection for them. Not only pine trees have been a standpoint in Eastern Asian art, literature, religion, folklore, and feng shui, they are also known as a symbol that nourished the Korean people’s soul and spirit.

Lee Gil Rae’s pine trees reflect the strength of an immortal organism that pumps energy from the subterrane and up into the atmosphere; a vision transcending the ways in which we usually view nature and its energy. Collectors worldwide have relished Lee’s art, and his ability to use physical matter as a tool to reveal the dynamic vitality of nature and her organisms.

In presenting “Lee Gil-Rae - Timeless Pine Tree: 千年(천년)”, Opera Gallery wishes to share Lee’s hymns for eternal nature and examine the equilibrium between nature and men.

Artworks

Gil Rae Lee, Human-Shaped Pine Tree, 2020
Gil Rae Lee, Millennium Pine Tree 2019-16, 2019
Gil Rae Lee, Millennium Pine Tree-10, 2020
Gil Rae Lee, New Pine Tree 2018-3, 2018
Gil Rae Lee, Old Pine Tree 2019-12, 2019