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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.

Selected exhibitions
2020
Jaehyo Lee: Beyond NatureMadison Gallery
2016
Grand Opening: Miami Design DistrictOpera Gallery
2015
Regeneration, Perspectives on Korean ArtOpera Gallery
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0121-1110=116045, 2018

Wood chestnut
129 9/10 × 27 3/5 × 129 9/10 in
330 × 70 × 330 cm
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Nantes
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Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and certificate
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Image rights
© Lee Jae Hyo & Inception Gallery

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.

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