Lee Bul

1964 · Republic of Korea

Artist biography

Lee Bul is an established artist, who was born in the the Republic of Korea, like other prominent artists such as Sunmi Kim, Hur Kyung-Ae, Yaloo, KIM Young-Hun, and Kim Dae Soo. Lee Bul was born in 1964.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Lee Bul's work is on display in 3 galleries around the world, in countries like the United Kingdom, Austria, and the United States. Some of those galleries are Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | London in the United Kingdom, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Salzburg Halle in Austria, as well as Lehmann Maupin | New York in the United States. Lee Bul most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Lehmann Maupin | New York in the United States (06 November 2019 until 17 January 2020) with the exhibition Interlude: Perdu.

Further Biographical Context for Lee Bul

Lee Bul was born in 1964 and was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Lee Bul

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