1972 · Republic of Korea
Changwon Lee is a mid-career established artist, who originates from the Republic of Korea, like other famous artists such as Sinae Yoo, Ji Won Kim, Gimhongsok , Joonsung Bae, and Bongsu Park. Changwon Lee was born in 1972.
Changwon Lee's Gallery representation
Changwon Lee is represented and exhibited by fiebach, minninger in Cologne, Germany.
Further Biographical Context for Changwon Lee
Born in 1972, Changwon Lee grew up during the 1990s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a divisive public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, the divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the atmosphere of the era.
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