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December 4, 2013 12:14 PM   Subscribe

Within the confines of her tiny studio and without the help of digital embellishment, Korean artist JeeYoung Lee created elaborate landscapes for her series of self-portraits.

From the article:
As Hyewon Yi, Director and Curator of Amelie A. Wallace Gallery states, "Drawing upon prodigious powers of imagination, she labors for months to create effects that seem to expand and contract physical space. And always, a lone figure inhabits and completes her narratives. Jee Young Lee assumes the roles of set designer, sculptor, performer, installation artist, and photographer – and she executes them all magically."
A selection of her work will be on display at OPIOM gallery in Francy from February 14th through March 15th.
posted by Narrative Priorities (15 comments total) 42 users marked this as a favorite
Well these are just fabulous. I absolutely love that these are real and not Photoshop.
posted by DarlingBri at 12:23 PM on December 4, 2013

Thanks for posting this. I am doubly charmed because I not only have a bias for the meticulous craft on display here, I also love the use of Korean folk tales.

It's probably a function of the studio size, but I wish her placement? scale? in the scene varied more. For self-portraits, there is a lot of mid-distance back of the head action.
posted by spamandkimchi at 12:46 PM on December 4, 2013

These are just absolutely fantastic and lovely to absorb.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:50 PM on December 4, 2013

Yeah, this is terrific. My favourite might be the one with the paperclips, but it's all lovely stuff.
posted by cincinnatus c at 12:53 PM on December 4, 2013

Wow. Just wow.
posted by seyirci at 1:08 PM on December 4, 2013

Nthing the wowza. This is a long way from clouds-painted-on-a-curtain.
posted by rokusan at 1:11 PM on December 4, 2013

Yeah, wow, indeed.

posted by mule98J at 1:18 PM on December 4, 2013

WOW. Does she paint the walls over and over or is it paper? Where does she put all the (not-reusable) stuff after each photo shoot?? I mean, is there a bedroll somewhere that she pulls out after dyeing fans for hours? This is incredible!
posted by polly_dactyl at 2:05 PM on December 4, 2013

Terrific, thanks for sharing.
posted by smoke at 2:22 PM on December 4, 2013

Wow! Amazing.
posted by Glinn at 3:36 PM on December 4, 2013

This reminds me of the work of Sandy Skoglund. Lovely and surreal and super accomplished.
posted by lumpenprole at 4:47 PM on December 4, 2013

I do love these. I do.
posted by Mezentian at 2:13 AM on December 5, 2013

Thank you, truly original art and craft.
posted by thinkpiece at 4:12 AM on December 5, 2013

So amazing. Love these.
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