Installation View GeunHwa Lee: Flow, Galerie Pici Seoul, 2021

GeunHwa Lee: Flow

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GeunHwa Lee: Flow

May 21 - May 31, 2021
Galerie Pici Seoul

When I dive into the water, I enter another world. Another wonderful world that exists like humans on earth.

GeunHwa Lee

Traversing the ocean floor, Lee shows multiple perspectives of her adventure underwater. From straight on, the viewer is immersed in the darkness of the deep sea, its black mass consuming the canvas. From the side view, the viewer can see the three-dimensionality as an arrangement of paper representing a school of fish swimming alongside the energy flow kicked up from a submarine.

Lee’s main theme in her practice is discovering the underwater world in the hidden sea. She uses different blues to identify the depth of each work with deeper blues being covered by masses of fish and lighter blues holding more equal space to the fish. These inner landscapes are Lee’s own imagination of the world we often are unable to see.

Lee uses light experiments to create balanced scenes between the dark schools of fish and the illuminated floor of the sea. She shines bright whites into the water, the light working with the school of fish to aid in their unified movement. Her exploration of the unknown requires pushing the limits of the physical body, where light plays a huge role in discovering further and further into the sea.

Installation View GeunHwa Lee: Flow, Galerie Pici Seoul, 2021

Featured Works

GeunHwa Lee / 이근화

Flow / 흐름
2020
Mixed media
72.7 x 90.9 cm

GeunHwa Lee / 이근화

Flow 1 / 흐름 1
2020
Mixed media
116.8 x 91.0 cm

GeunHwa Lee / 이근화

Flow / 흐름
2019
Mixed media
130.3 x 97.0 cm

Using unusual color combinations to represent the sea, these red and pink mixed media paintings create dramatic movement up and down the canvas, as intense waves. Lee takes her signature black paper to raise the texture off the background and adds dimension to the lines. These lines create a geometric pattern that’s sliced with a sliver of blue, as a way of showing that the calm blue of the sea is pushing its way through the ravenous red waves.

 

Installation View GeunHwa Lee: Flow, Galerie Pici Seoul, 2021
Installation View GeunHwa Lee: Flow, Galerie Pici Seoul, 2021
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