Yongil Lee – Artist Spotlight Solo Art Exhibition – December 2021

Yongil Lee is the Traditional Artist Spotlight winning artist for the month of December 2021. He is an award-winning artist based Seoul, South Korea.

Yongil Lee’s Solo Art Exhibition will be featured on the website for the month of December 2021. The gallery will promote Yongil Lee and his work on the Fusion Art website, individual online press releases to hundreds of outlets, email blasts to over 6,500+ buyers, collectors, galleries and art professionals, in online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s extensive social media outlets.  Fusion Art’s objective is to promote the Artist Spotlight winning artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.

Please read Yongil Lee’s Artist Statement below as he describes his history and inspiration in his own words. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see his exhibition.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these award-winning pieces, or to see more of Yongil Lee’s work, please visit his website.

Also, please visit Fusion Art’s YouTube Channel to see Yongil Lee’s Solo Art Exhibition Video.

Thank you to all the artists who participated in the Artist Spotlight competition and congratulations to Yongil Lee and the other Artist Spotlight winning artists.

Artist Statement

As a visual designer and visual artist, Yongil Lee (born in 1974, Seoul) creates experimental works at the border of design and art.

He has been working as a designer for a long time and utilizes various computer tools for his work based on his rich design experience in visual design, product design, and web design. His unique capability enables him to create works in a wide range of genres, including visual graphic works, interactive art, and media art. He focuses on the historical record of art and works to discover inspiration for and document his work from the politics, society, and culture of the current era.

He was the winner of the Merit Award at “Design for Asia” and the Best Design Company Award at the “Korea Design Exhibition”.

Currently, he is running a design-based startup in Korea, creating experimental works that traverse the boundaries of art, design, and craft.

Statement about “Coagulated Time” Series: Since the Industrial Revolution, the politics, society, and culture of Asian countries were briskly restructured into the wave of westernization. Westernization became the standard for dividing the old from the new, and this became the starting point of modernization.

Today, Korea also lives in a social structure where tradition overlays on the exterior of westernization.

The theme of this work, “Coagulated Time”, was designed to observe the past, present, and future of overlying cultures through the heterogeneous combination of tradition and westernization. “Coagulated Time” visually expresses overlying cultures by heterogeneously coalescing traditional and western symbolic elements through the paper collage technique.

“Coagulated Time”, a series of works, combines the “traditional dress”, a symbol of the Joseon Dynasty, and modern fashion elements to reveal the cross-section of two cultures that overlap. Another work, “Blending”, expresses the state in which two heterogeneous cultures are mixed through the contrast between the cross section of a modern building and the image of a shaman.

“Coagulated Time” is a symbol of Korea and Asia today, where tradition and westernization overlap, and is also a discovery of the future through the fusion of past and present tenses.

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