Lee Jung Woong

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Joan Gardy Artigas
March 9, 2016
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Lee Jung Woong

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Tradition and Modernity

A fusion of Oriental tradition with Western modernism

Lee Jung Woong first came to fame with his now famous oil-on-Korean-rice-paper paintings; all of the Chinese paintbrushes, drops of water and “trompe l’oeil” paintings aim to parallel as well as emulate the ancestral gesture of oriental calligraphy. A hyperrealist virtuoso, as well as a keen photographer, Woong questions the extent and influence of traditional Chinese painting over the contemporary Asian arts. He fuses Oriental tradition with Western modernism and surprises us with with beautifully and emotionally charged compositions.

Lee Jung Woong, born in 1963 in Wooleung-Gun, Korea, Asia.