VIVIAN CHOI GALLERY is pleased to present Yun Jung Lee solo exhibition, ‘Memory of Senses’. Through the use of mixed-media, expressive brushstrokes, and celebration of vibrant colors, Yun Jung Lee presents the emotion locked in her conscious and unconscious memories. Her abstract paintings expose the power of her inner voice and energy and create a new visual language which recreates moody and mystical desires for transcendence and the infinite. In this solo exhibition, VIVIAN CHOI GALLERY presents the most recent works of Yun Jung Lee and her ‘Heart Series’, the visual language of the artist’s personal memories of love and the subtle emotion of love.
Yun Jung Lee is credited to create a unique area of lyrical abstraction by visualizing memories of personal experiences and consciousness in dreamlike colors and expressive matiére. From the early days Yun Jung Lee introduced her lyrical abstraction through the establishment of her consciousness in the realm of abstractions as an embodiment of universal humanity rather than telling history, religion and myth with paints.
For Lee, color is a record of past experiences and her work draws the ambiguous feelings of human emotion through romantic colors and improvisation of lines. Lee’s canvas is a mixture of rich colors, raw materials such as fabric and Korean paper, and a flexible combination of drawings. Lee’s expression of emotions is implicit, symbolic, and sometimes ambiguous, rather than direct and explicit. This ambiguity is due to the convey of visual images, expressiveness of the rhythm and harmony of the scattered colors that are spontaneously expressed as if scribbled like graffiti. This is the artist’s concrete gestures to diversify the visual language of communication to share emotions and senses with viewers.
Lee has participated numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Korea, Japan, and New York, and prominent international art fairs.