Kyung-Lim Lee

1957 · Republic of Korea

Artist biography

Kyung-Lim Lee is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born and brought up in the Republic of Korea, like other famous artists such as Jinyoung Yu, Sangyoon Yoon, Sea Hyun Lee, Cindy Ji Hye Kim, and Sen Chung. Kyung-Lim Lee was born in 1957.

Kyung-Lim Lee's Gallery representation

Kyung-Lim Lee's work is available for viewing at Häusler Contemporary | Zurich in Switzerland.

Further Biographical Context for Kyung-Lim Lee

Born in 1957, Kyung-Lim Lee was primarily inspired by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a wish to grow and reinforce itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, especially in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists wandering through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who held a strong interest in the European philosophy of phenomenology, associated with the Mono-Ha movement, exploring and shifting the frontiers between natural and industrial materials. Using stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, they intended to give life to artworks that would accentuate the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Kyung-Lim Lee

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