Lee Youngji

Korean, b.1975


There is something special in the work of Lee Young-ji, although it is ordinary. With time and sincerity, she paints the work underneath, and after that, she draws tens of thousands of leaves like grains of rice to complete the tree, and draws birds singing and flying around it. The artist's tree is particularly fresh and full of vitality. It feels as if the goddess of spring has just sown the energy of life. The artist worked on each leaf with a lot of devotion like a craftsman, but just as glorious joy is accompanied by gruesome sadness, each leaf tells a story of its own, revealing its presence. In this respect, the artist's work may be a painting that implies our lives. It is a story that we spent a lot of time looking for happiness, but in the end our little life was happiness.
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Lee Youngji

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