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For much of his career, Korean modernist Lee Bae worked almost exclusively with charcoal. Focusing on this single material, he created monochromatic linear drawings, canvases that featured embedded charcoal shards, and large-scale sculptures derived from carbonized tree trunks. Recently, Lee has embraced resin, ink, and acrylics as expanded avenues of materiality. Texture and gesture remain major aesthetic concerns. Lee received his MFA from the Hongik University Graduate School of Art in Seoul. He has exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris, Seoul, Beijing, Los Angeles, and beyond. His work belongs to the collections of the Seoul Museum of Art, the Fondation Colas, the Fondation Carmignac, the Musée Guimet, and the Busan Museum of Art.

Selected exhibitions
2021
Lee Bae: UNIONFondation Phi
2018
LEE Bae: New InstallationPhosphorus & Carbon
2016
LEE BAEJohyun Gallery
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Untitled, 2010

Charcoal on paper
31 9/10 × 24 in
81 × 61 cm
Location
DAEGU, Daegu
Medium

For much of his career, Korean modernist Lee Bae worked almost exclusively with charcoal. Focusing on this single material, he created monochromatic linear drawings, canvases that featured embedded charcoal shards, and large-scale sculptures derived from carbonized tree trunks. Recently, Lee has embraced resin, ink, and acrylics as expanded avenues of materiality. Texture and gesture remain major aesthetic concerns. Lee received his MFA from the Hongik University Graduate School of Art in Seoul. He has exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris, Seoul, Beijing, Los Angeles, and beyond. His work belongs to the collections of the Seoul Museum of Art, the Fondation Colas, the Fondation Carmignac, the Musée Guimet, and the Busan Museum of Art.

Selected exhibitions (3)
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