Lee Bul, ‘Civitas Solis III10’, 2015, Lehmann Maupin
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Lee Bul

Civitas Solis III10, 2015

Acrylic mirror, plywood, and galvanizing on nickel-plated aluminum frame
63 39/50 × 44 9/100 × 5 71/100 in
162 × 112 × 14.5 cm
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New York, Hong Kong, Seoul
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Mixed Media
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Photo: Jeon Byung-cheol. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong.
Lee Bul
Korean, b. 1964
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Crafted from materials including metal, silicone, resin, chains, crystal beads, and organic matter, Lee Bul’s cyborgs, monsters, and glittering architectural structures may seem futuristic but are influenced by specters of the historical avant-garde, like 18th-century Italian artist Piranesi’s labyrinths; the Futurist dreams of Italian architect Antonio Sant’Elia; and Weimar architect Bruno Taut’s fantastic crystalline cities suspended in mid-air. Though Lee was academically trained in sculpture, her early works were often interactive, inviting viewers to create private performances in sleek karaoke pods or to pump air into monumental balloons mimicking manga and anime heroines. Lee’s diverse body of recent work—including installations of sculptures, drawings, and maquettes—continues to cross genres and disciplines, exploring themes of beauty, corruption, and decay.

Lee Bul, ‘Civitas Solis III10’, 2015, Lehmann Maupin
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About the work
Medium
Mixed Media
Image rights
Photo: Jeon Byung-cheol. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong.
Lee Bul
Korean, b. 1964
Follow

Crafted from materials including metal, silicone, resin, chains, crystal beads, and organic matter, Lee Bul’s cyborgs, monsters, and glittering architectural structures may seem futuristic but are influenced by specters of the historical avant-garde, like 18th-century Italian artist Piranesi’s labyrinths; the Futurist dreams of Italian architect Antonio Sant’Elia; and Weimar architect Bruno Taut’s fantastic crystalline cities suspended in mid-air. Though Lee was academically trained in sculpture, her early works were often interactive, inviting viewers to create private performances in sleek karaoke pods or to pump air into monumental balloons mimicking manga and anime heroines. Lee’s diverse body of recent work—including installations of sculptures, drawings, and maquettes—continues to cross genres and disciplines, exploring themes of beauty, corruption, and decay.

Lee Bul

Civitas Solis III10, 2015

Acrylic mirror, plywood, and galvanizing on nickel-plated aluminum frame
63 39/50 × 44 9/100 × 5 71/100 in
162 × 112 × 14.5 cm
Contact For Price
Location
New York, Hong Kong, Seoul
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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