Keunmin Lee

1982 · Republic of Korea

Artist biography

Keunmin Lee is an established mid-career artist, who was born in the the Republic of Korea, like other celebrated artists such as Seon Ghi Bahk, Sunyoung Hwang, Jesse Morgan Barnett, Suyeon Kim, and Meeyoung Kim. Keunmin Lee was born in 1982.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Keunmin Lee's work is on display at Shin Gallery in New York, the United States. Keunmin Lee's work has most recently been exhibited at Shin Gallery in New York (07 August 2019 until 14 September 2019) with the exhibition Redefining the Undefined.

Further Biographical Context for Keunmin Lee

Keunmin Lee was born in 1982 and was largely influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective 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, united 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 garnered 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 entrepreneurial. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this idea.

Keunmin Lee

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