Ji Eun Lee

Seoul, South Korea. Lives and works in Düsseldorf.

ARTIST STATEMENT

In my practice, I mainly work with sculpture. In my sculptures, I use various materials: bronze, plaster, silicone, and even usual materials from daily life. I attempt to question the visualization of the the invisible quality found in a variety of spaces -from spaces humans inhabit, to the space in between the walls, cracks in the floor, or the hollowness in an object. These spaces are easily forgotten and I’m trying to reflect these areas in my work.
For example, I create an installation using plaster and plastic bags to accentuate the empty feeling and the borderline between the interior and the exterior. I spread the plaster with a brush on a blowed plastic vinyl bag; the more plaster I put on it, the easier it becomes to see the form of it. When I remove the vinyl, the layer becomes clearly visible and it reflects both the inside and the outside of character.
As another example, I fill with some materials like clay or silicone the small holes in a weaved basket made of bamboo or willow branches. With this work I point out the structure of the surface, which is created by repeatedly filling the empty spaces.

Vita

  • Education
  • 2009 MA Sculpture - Kookmin University - Seoul - KR
  • 2015 Sculpture - Kunstakademie Düsseldorf - Düsseldorf - DE
  • 2015 Fine Art - University of Arts - Bremen - DE
  • Solo Exhibitions
  • 2015 Studies for Between Spaces - Alternative Space Noon - Suwon - KR
  • 2014 One Night Stand - Immigration Office - Bremen - DE
  • 2009 Boundary of Skin - Artspace Hyun - Seoul - KR
  • Group Exhibitions
  • 2018 
  • Sinngefüge - Biesenbach Gallery - Cologne - DE
  • Augenfällig/Fresh Positions - BBK Kunstforum - Düsseldorf - DE
  • Juxtaposition - Biesenbach Gallery - Cologne - DE
  • 2017
  • Unbunt-achromatic - Biesenbach Gallery - Cologne - DE
  • Arbeitstitel-Akademie - Kunsthalle Düsseldorf - Düsseldorf - DE
  • 50 Contemporary Artists by Enter Art Foundation - Multipolster - Berlin - DE
  • Die Große - Cooperation Class Hörnschemeyer - Kunstpalast Düsseldorf - DE
  • Hogan Lovells Preis - Hogan Lovells International LLP - Düsseldorf  - DE
  • 2016 
  • Cosmic Tune - Boui Boui Bilk - Düsseldorf - DE
  • 2015 
  • Lack of Transmission - Detroit - USA
  • Lack of Transmission - Toronto - CA
  • 2014 
  • Landgaenge - Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst - Bremen - DE
  • Belebung der Toten Winkel - Zeitraumexit - Mannheim - DE
  • Eintagausstellung: Renew Waste, Reduce Think - Galerie Flut - Bremen - DE
  • 12 plus 9 continued - Artdocks - Bremen - DE
  • 2013 
  • High On Visual Art - Hutchins Gallery - New York City - USA
  • 12 plus 9 - Fruehe Netzwerke - Staedische Galerie - Bremen - DE
  • Grooop - OMS Art Gallery - New York City - USA
  • 2011 
  • SOOT: Klassenausstellung - GaDeWe - Bremen - DE
  • 2009
  • Sha Sha - Gong Pyung Art Center - Seoul - KR
  • B108 - Kookmin Art Gallery - Seoul - KR
  • 2008 
  • Transfer - Gallery Ho - Seoul - KR
  • 2008 
  • ASYAAF - Old Main Trainstation - Seoul - KR
  • SFX Sound Art Festival - Seoul Radio - Seoul - KR
  • Falling Slowly - Grau Gallery - Seoul - KR
  • 2007
  • Artist DIY Manual - Alternative Space Miccle - Seoul - KR
  • Youngster 2 - Gallery Young - Seoul - KR
  • Awards & Grants
  • 2017 Nominee - Blooom Award - Warsteiner - DE
  • 2016 Featured Works - Zucker Art Collection - Budapest - HU
  • 2015 DAAD Matching Fund Scholarship - Bremen - DE
  • 2014 Poster Concept - Grand Prix - Pathfinder Award - KR
  • 2011 First Place Hochschulprize - Hochschule für Künste Bremen - DE

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