Jaehyo Lee Nails it Every Time

Artsy Editorial
May 10, 2013 1:47PM

I draw a picture on wood using nails...It may be a rusty bent nail. If you take a close look at it, however, you’ll find how beautiful it is. — Jaehyo Lee

Overcome by the illusion of water droplets on a rotten tree, Jaehyo Lee sought to recreate a visual he otherwise could not remove from memory. In his now signature process, Lee hammers and chars stainless steel bolts and nails into wood. See the image of him working in his studio, at right, and find his recent work at PULSE contemporary art fair.

On view at CYNTHIA-REEVES Gallery, PULSE NY - Booth C5, May 9th – 12th 

Studio image courtesy of CYNTHIA-REEVES and the artist.
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