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Nu Collection

2021. 6. 2 – 7 . 3
Lee Yunsung

UARTSPACE is pleased to announce Lee Yunsung ‘s solo exhibition < Nu Collection > from June 2 to July 3, 2021. The exhibition feature 2 7 works of various materials and formats, including a portrait of the zodiac derived from the 2019 solo exhibition < Inside of Light >, paintings depicting the medusa of Greek and Roman mythology, digital 3D work and Sculpture, and NFT (non-alternative token) based on digital art.

The artist, who majored in painting, combined myths and narratives frequently seen in Western art history with subcultures that he enjoys and completed his artworks with the hybrid. The combination of conflicting materials through the development of the Internet has expanded the scope of art from an open perspective to digital images, pure painting, three-dimensional in the plane, and digital canvas NFT art presented in the exhibition.

Previous solo exhibitions < Nu Type >and < Nu Frame >explored new types and forms, and this < Nu Collection > is a collection of works in various forms that the artist unfolds. Due to Covid-19, the possession and appreciation of artworks online are also changing, showing different attempts by the art world through digital media. Beyond a simple online experience, it also presents another visual effect of contemporary art. Lee Yunsung ‘s creative and unbiased work activities penetrate this era and show both online and offline charm through this exhibition. Furthermore, it will make you feel the future-oriented art world.

Yun-sung Lee is an artist who has not limited the scope of art but has presented a new perspective through a subculture that he experiences and enjoys. He has emerged “subculture,” which was regarded as a popular entertainment and consumption culture such as cartoons and games, as a subject of modern art.

The artist was interested in capturing conflicting elements such as East and West, high-end and low-end, immutable and variable, and drew attention from critics by using the image of Western mythology as a motif and the image of Otaku subculture, called Manga, moe. From the combination of Western mythology’s narrative/image and subculture images to the creation/utilization of polygonal frames to present the cut-in/out format of cartoons in the form of orthodox painting, he borrows/combines repeated structures and patterns from the past to the present. The author, who approaches materials that can be light with in-depth theory and formative language, engaged in activities by attempting to expand and change from 2D to 3D, plane to shape, and reality to virtual (NFT).

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