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Lee Jung Woong

Brush, 2017

Oil and mixed media on canvas
55 1/10 × 55 1/10 in
140 × 140 cm
This is a unique work.
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Lee Jung Woong
Korean, b. 1963
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Korean artist Lee Jung Woong is best known for his meticulous trompe-l’oeil oil paintings on Korean rice paper that depict traditional Chinese brushes saturated with ebony ink. The hyperrealistic, reflexive works both celebrate and question the incessant influence of traditional Chinese painting on contemporary Asian art. Lee’s perfectly rendered brushes, shadows, and splatters—reproduced at a larger-than-life scale on massive canvases—imbue his work with a humorous, pop art-inspired quality that connects ancient techniques to contemporary perspectives.

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Lee Jung Woong
Korean, b. 1963
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Korean artist Lee Jung Woong is best known for his meticulous trompe-l’oeil oil paintings on Korean rice paper that depict traditional Chinese brushes saturated with ebony ink. The hyperrealistic, reflexive works both celebrate and question the incessant influence of traditional Chinese painting on contemporary Asian art. Lee’s perfectly rendered brushes, shadows, and splatters—reproduced at a larger-than-life scale on massive canvases—imbue his work with a humorous, pop art-inspired quality that connects ancient techniques to contemporary perspectives.

Lee Jung Woong

Brush, 2017

Oil and mixed media on canvas
55 1/10 × 55 1/10 in
140 × 140 cm
This is a unique work.
Other works by Lee Jung Woong
Other works from Leehwaik Gallery