YUN-SUNG LEE

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SOUTH KOREA

Yunsung Lee is a visual artist acclaimed for his works that reinterpret Western master paintings into Japanese animation form. Lee’s works are amongst several others in the contemporary Korean art scene that explore this mainstream culture, allowing us to take note of its future direction. In particular, Lee focusses on the female nude, painting hypersexualized and disproportionate forms. The figures often wear an expression of pain or surprise, which becomes particularly striking when one notices that most are missing arms or legs. These exaggerated features pay homage to the unrealistic expectations of women that can be found not only in Western classical painting, but in images of the 21st century.

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