Lee Myoung Ho, ‘Tree...#8’, 2015, Yossi Milo Gallery
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Lee Myoung Ho

Tree...#8, 2015

Archival Ink-jet Print
This is part of a limited edition set.
30 5/8 × 115 5/8 in
77.8 × 293.7 cm
Edition of 6
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23 × 86 3/4 in
58.4 × 220.3 cm
Edition of 6
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15 1/4 × 57 3/4 in
38.7 × 146.7 cm
Edition of 6
Contact for price
Location
New York
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About the work
Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed, Numbered, Titled and Dated Verso on Label
Series
Trees Abroad
Image rights
© Myoung Ho Lee, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
Lee Myoung Ho
Korean, b. 1975
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Combining a respect for nature with a highly conceptual investigation into image making, Myoung Ho Lee has been photographing the trees of his native Korea since 2006, isolating them from their surroundings through the imposition of a white canvas backdrop. Lee works slowly, observing each tree for four seasons before photographing it. Through digital retouching, he removes evidence of the canvas’s support structure, so that it appears to float unaided behind the tree that it frames. At once deadpan and playful, the resulting photographs highlight the beauty and physicality of the trees, while also flattening them, causing them to appear as unreal, two-dimensional images inserted into the landscape. Through this interplay between nature and artifice, Lee collapses the traditions of portraiture and landscape painting and photography, examining the nature of representation and its effect on nature itself.

Lee Myoung Ho, ‘Tree...#8’, 2015, Yossi Milo Gallery
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About the work
Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed, Numbered, Titled and Dated Verso on Label
Series
Trees Abroad
Image rights
© Myoung Ho Lee, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
Lee Myoung Ho
Korean, b. 1975
Follow

Combining a respect for nature with a highly conceptual investigation into image making, Myoung Ho Lee has been photographing the trees of his native Korea since 2006, isolating them from their surroundings through the imposition of a white canvas backdrop. Lee works slowly, observing each tree for four seasons before photographing it. Through digital retouching, he removes evidence of the canvas’s support structure, so that it appears to float unaided behind the tree that it frames. At once deadpan and playful, the resulting photographs highlight the beauty and physicality of the trees, while also flattening them, causing them to appear as unreal, two-dimensional images inserted into the landscape. Through this interplay between nature and artifice, Lee collapses the traditions of portraiture and landscape painting and photography, examining the nature of representation and its effect on nature itself.

Lee Myoung Ho

Tree...#8, 2015

Archival Ink-jet Print
This is part of a limited edition set.
30 5/8 × 115 5/8 in
77.8 × 293.7 cm
Edition of 6
Contact for price
23 × 86 3/4 in
58.4 × 220.3 cm
Edition of 6
Contact for price
15 1/4 × 57 3/4 in
38.7 × 146.7 cm
Edition of 6
Contact for price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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