Timothy Hyunsoo Lee is a new entrant into the art world, but has already proven a great capability to create determined and meticulous pieces. Mining his personal experience with anxiety and his background in neurobiology, he creates works through a therapeutic process, driven by an obsessive energy. Repeated, diamond-like forms grow into undulating shapes, both alien-like and organic. Toeing the line between realism and abstraction at the ARCO booth, his large-scale diptychs Haesik (2015) and Dalsun (2015) allude to the Korean animistic tale of the birth of the sun and the moon—a legendary story with a sci-fi aesthetic.
Hyunsoo Lee and Khan’s selection for the Solo/Duo program at ARCOmadrid reinforces Sabrina Amrani Gallery’s commitment to emerging artists from around the globe. Tapping into meditative states of creation, these artists point toward the possibility of a sacred geometry manifested through a combination of machine-like efficiency and creative human spirit.