Lee Jin Woo

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Lee Jin Woo (born in South Korea in 1959) builds his works by layering sheets of traditional Korean Hanji paper. He draws, paints and deposits matter (pigments, Indian ink, charcoal, earth...) on the multiple layers of translucent paper. Progressively elements are covered and buried and the process is started over with each new sheet of Hanji. The final result is shaped like a painting yet between two and three dimensions. The pictorial surface hides other images, colours and moods which have been buried in the paper fibers like strata of time, memory or dream. Sometimes elements are visible through the translucent layering and our gaze travels in an incessant go between surface and depth, alternating between one point of view and another. A feeling of calm, of time held still emanates from Lee's work. It is like an invitation for contemplation.
Biography

1989

  • Graduated from the art academy, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), Paris


1986

  • Graduated from the University Paris VIII, Paris


1983

  • Graduated from the University of Sejong


1959

  • Born in Seoul, now lives and works in France and Korea

Solo Exhibitions

2015

  • Vers le calme, Galeria Maria Lund, Paris, France

  • H.T Gallery, Beijing, China


2014

  • In the wind the light, galerie Maria Lund, Paris

  • H.T Gallery, Beijing, China


2013

  • H.T Gallery, Beijing, China

  • Korean ambassy, China


2012

  • Wall, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris


2009

  • Galerie Maria Lund, Paris


2008

  • Cité Internationale des arts, Paris (exhibition connected with the attribution of the painting prize 2007 of the Fondation de France)


2007

  • Galerie Maria Lund, Paris


2006

  • Gallery Manes, Praha


2005

  • Galerie Michelle Reme, Paris


2004

  • Gallery Muhang, Hadong

  • Seoul Art-Centre, Seoul


2003

  • Gallery Art Space, Seoul

  • Galerie MPC conseil, Paris


2002

  • Gana Art Space, Seoul

  • Namyangju Art Center, Namyangju


1999

  • Galerie Michelle Reme, Paris


1995

  • Gallery Art Hall, Seoul


1987

  • Gallery Han, Seoul


1986

  • Gallery Han, Seoul

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015

  • Musée Cernuschi, Paris


2014

  • Winners exhibition of the Charles Oulmont Foundation, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

  • 12x12, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris


2011

  • KIAF 2011(Korean International Art Fair), Seoul


2010

  • Quatre chemins depuis Paris, Atelier Gustave, Paris

  • KIAF 2010 (Korean International Art Fair), Seoul


2009

  • COUNTING SHEEP, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris

  • Dessin Affirmatif! Galerie Maria Lund, Paris

  • KIAF 2009 (Korean International Art Fair), Seoul

  • Accrochage, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris


2008

  • Holland Paper Biennial 2008, Rijswijk Museum and CODA Museum

  • KIAF 2008 (Korean International Art Fair), Seoul


2007

  • Asian Contemporary Art, New York (with the Galerie 89)


2006

  • Sweet Paper, Galerie Maria Lund, Paris


2005

  • Hanji, l'art du papier coréen, Paris


2004

  • Han River, Namyangju