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The world through JeeYoung Lee's lens

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leeart3 Since 2007, the Korean artist JeeYoung Lee pushed the limits of possible through her artistic expression. Her studio may be small , measuring modest 12'x13,5'x8 ( a size of a large rug in the living room) , but her imagination has no limits.

JeeYoung Lee materializes her expressions through self-portraits, creations that act as catharsis , which allow her to accept social repression and frustrations. The moment required to set the stage for the image capture gives JeeYoung Lee the time "to mediate about the causes of her interior conflicts and hence exorcise them; once experienced, they in turn become portents of hope " ( source) All of the artist's surreal and dream-like images that you see have not gone through the Photoshop lab : JeeYoung is determined to create even the minute details by hand in her studio, using the combination of multitude of props and unique lighting to materialize what artist's imagination holds.

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Recipient of multiple artistic awards including the Sovereign Art Prize in 2012, JeeYoung Lee is one the the most promising up-and-rising figureheads of the younger Korean artistic world. Following the huge success of her first solo show outside of Korea with OPIOM Gallery in 2014, her work was seen 500 000 times on Reddit in just 2 days and has been featured in the worldwide media from the USA to China (all international editions of the Huffington Post, NBC news, CNN international, France 3 National news, China Daily, etc.