Jaehyo Lee, ‘0121-1110=115012’, 2015, CYNTHIA-REEVES
Jaehyo Lee, ‘0121-1110=115012’, 2015, CYNTHIA-REEVES
Jaehyo Lee, ‘0121-1110=115012’, 2015, CYNTHIA-REEVES

About Jaehyo Lee

Working with wood and metal, Jaehyo Lee produces immaculately formed, intricate sculptures that reveal a mastery of his materials and a winking, sophisticated wit. Lee eschews traditional distinctions between the fine and applied arts and makes both functional and functionless works, presenting benches, stools, and tables alongside abstract, biomorphic forms. Burnt-black wood often serves as the sculptural ground into which Lee embeds discs of fresh wood or bent steel bolts and nails. His wood-on-wood combinations read as playful meditations on the multifaceted nature of wood itself, while the nails that often cover his wooden surfaces seem transformed into worms or spermatozoa—recalling a slithering, energetic galaxy of organisms.

Korean, b. 1965, Hapcheon, South Korea

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
LEE JAEHYO | Nature Bound, Albemarle Gallery | Pontone Gallery, London
2017
Korean Show, Albemarle Gallery | Pontone Gallery, London
2016
Jaehyo Lee: The Principles of Nature, Madison Gallery, La Jolla
2016

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
LEE JAEHYO | Nature Bound, Albemarle Gallery | Pontone Gallery, London
2016
Jaehyo Lee: The Principles of Nature, Madison Gallery, La Jolla

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Pontone Gallery Taiwan | Mari kim | 混亂世代中的羅曼史, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, Taichung
2017
THE MONUMENTAL SCULPTURE, Inception Gallery, Paris
2017
Korean Show, Albemarle Gallery | Pontone Gallery, London
2017
Lee Jaehyo | Nature Bound, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, London
2017
Winter Show - Part II, Albemarle Gallery | Pontone Gallery, London
2016
Winter Show, Albemarle Gallery | Pontone Gallery, London
2016
Hwang Seontae | Between Light and Space, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, London
2016
Pontone Gallery | Taiwan | 炫藝 | 開幕首展, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, Taichung
2016
Jeff Robb | Nightfall, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, London
2016
Pontone Gallery Opening Exhibition, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, London
2016
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