Jung-Woong Lee

b.1963

Jung-Woong Lee

Lee Jung-Woong was born in South Korea.

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.

Available artworks

Jung-woong Lee, Brush, 2018
Jung-woong Lee, Brush_Blue, 2018
Jung-woong Lee, Brush_Blue, 2018
Jung-woong Lee, Brush_Blue, 2018