a tale of a few cities

Sea Hyun Lee, Between Reds

Posted in Art, London, Oil on canvas, Painting by petercombe on September 16, 2010
Sea Hyun Lee, Between Red-46, 2008, Oil on Canvas, 200 x 200 cm

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Sea Hyun Lee, Between Red-39, 2008, Oil on Canvas, 200 x 200 cm

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Sea Hyun Lee, Between Red-37, 2008, Oil on Canvas, 200 x 200 cm

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Sea Hyun Lee’s paintings combine elements of both the North and South Korean mountains.  I like the way Lee borrows the characteristics of Toile de Jouy in his paintings, all are infused with a sophisticated sense of nostalgia, and a wry idea of utopia. Haunting and politically charged with an element of the subversive lurking just beneath the surface. His work depicts the political stress apparent between the two countries in the most subtle of ways.

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