Jennie Jieun Lee, ‘Lil Cosmo’, 2014, Sculpture, Painted porcelain, Independent Curators International (ICI) Benefit Auction
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Jennie Jieun Lee

Lil Cosmo, 2014

Painted porcelain
8 × 10 × 1 in
20.3 × 25.4 × 2.5 cm
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About the work

Estimated value: $1,000

For Jennie Jieun Lee, porcelain forms act almost as canvases for her …

Independent Curators International (ICI) Benefit Auction

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While I am working I think of the humorous events in my life along with people’s interesting …

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Jennie Jieun Lee
Korean-American, b. 1973
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Jennie Jieun Lee makes expressive, richly textured ceramics covered in abstract paintings with hints of representational imagery. “While I am working I think of the humorous events in my life along with people’s interesting mannerisms and notions. Much of my visual language is fueled by experimentation [with] thoughts and color,” she has said. Although Lee has worked in printmaking and photography, ceramics are her focus. She creates an array of objects, including wheel-thrown, hand-altered vessels; masks with morphing, multipart features; and collections of vibrant mugs, plates, planters, and trays that she calls “glazemoods.” All of these works are unified by their colorful surfaces, which, according to Lee, “mimic, articulate, and navigate emotional and psychological spaces.”

Jennie Jieun Lee, ‘Lil Cosmo’, 2014, Sculpture, Painted porcelain, Independent Curators International (ICI) Benefit Auction
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About the work

Estimated value: $1,000

For Jennie Jieun Lee, porcelain forms act almost as canvases for her masklike creations. In these abstracted, grotesque works, Lee uses washes of color along with three-dimensional embellishments to add both weight and levity to her pieces.

Independent Curators International (ICI) Benefit Auction

“
While I am working I think of the humorous events in my life along with people’s interesting mannerisms and notions. Much of my visual language is fuelled by experimentation of thoughts and color.” – Jennie Jieun Lee

Jennie Jieun Lee’s ceramics are as striking as they are unique. Departing from her formal training, …

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Yuko Torihara for ICI
Jennie Jieun Lee
Korean-American, b. 1973
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Jennie Jieun Lee makes expressive, richly textured ceramics covered in abstract paintings with hints of representational imagery. “While I am working I think of the humorous events in my life along with people’s interesting mannerisms and notions. Much of my visual language is fueled by experimentation [with] thoughts and color,” she has said. Although Lee has worked in printmaking and photography, ceramics are her focus. She creates an array of objects, including wheel-thrown, hand-altered vessels; masks with morphing, multipart features; and collections of vibrant mugs, plates, planters, and trays that she calls “glazemoods.” All of these works are unified by their colorful surfaces, which, according to Lee, “mimic, articulate, and navigate emotional and psychological spaces.”

Jennie Jieun Lee

Lil Cosmo, 2014

Painted porcelain
8 × 10 × 1 in
20.3 × 25.4 × 2.5 cm
Bidding closed
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