Lee Sang Won

1 - The Crowd

1 - The Crowd

Oil on Canvas, 60x72.5cm, 2017

2-The Crowd

2-The Crowd

Oil on Canvas, 60x72.5cm, 2019

3-The Crowd

3-The Crowd

Oil on Canvas, 61x61cm, 2021

4-The Crowd

4-The Crowd

Oil on Canvas, 50x50cm, 2021

The Panoramic 2022-2

The Panoramic 2022-2

Oil on Canvas, 97x130cm, 2022

The Panoramic 2022-3

The Panoramic 2022-3

Oil on Canvas, 97x130cm, 2022

Most of Lee Sang Won's works are based on his own photographs taken at the site. There are no special standards for the landscape or characters to choose from, but he uses specific materials such as watercolor, oil paints, acrylic paints, and traditional ink paints in order to depict more familiar and friendly scenes. He started the crowd series by finding and drawing certain social patterns of people in seasonal recreational landscapes. By not showing facial expressions, it became impossible to judge the individual characters and wanted to draw them as someone on a vacation, not a specific person.

 

Lee uses photographic media as an artistic tool and does not hesitate to coexist with painting, and further attempts to complement each other with each specificity. In modern society, photography is deeply related to mechanical speed, popularity, consumption, and daily life. Thus, Lee uses photography to easily bring popular entertainment, tourism, social or political events away from art into the artistic realm, while overlapping with paintings the constancy, tenderness, abstraction, and artificial effects that were accused of lacking photographic imagery.

Born in Cheongyang, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea
Graduated from Hongik University's Faculty of Fine Arts and Graduate School of Science and Ph.D

Solo
2021 People S, Wow Gallery, Seoul
2020 Multitude, Doing Art, Seoul
2019 In Patterns, Young Eun Museum of Art, Gwangju
2019 The Panoramic, Dorothy Salon, Seoul

Group
2021 still, we are, Eoul Art Center, Daegu
2020 Hoyeonhwan Saengjeon, Daedeok Cultural Center, Daejeon
          Spring Wind-Hwiho Lake, Shinsegae Gallery, Daegu
2019  New Summer Tourism, Gangneung Art Center, Gangneung
          Color, Light and Darkness, Inyoung Gallery, Seoul
          Sense of Boundary, Artistic Space, Jeju