: Seung-hee LEE
Seunghee deconstructs traditional three-dimensional porcelain into a flat image to transition the purpose of the object from its traditional purpose. Seunghee’s technique involves the use of traditional materials and he tries to make the color as close to the original traditional colors so that the viewers will feel the history of the porcelain. The artworks are all titled TAO. In Chinese Tao means ‘porcelain’ and in English means ‘the path’. Seunghee does not ascribe deeper meaning to titles, but if pressed to put meaning then it would be the discipline of his finding his own path through his work in porcelain. Born in Cheongju, South Korea, Seung-hee Lee now lives and works in Beijing, China. He received his B.A. from the Craft Design Department at Cheongju University. Lee had one-person and group exhibitions at Art Sonje Museum, Kyungju, in 1998; Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongju, in 2003; Cheongju National Museum, Cheongju, in 2005; Gana Art Gallery, Seoul, in 2005; Artside Gallery, Beijing, in 2009; Korean Art Show, New York, in 2010; Shin Gallery, New York, in 2013; Wally Findlay Galleries International, Palm Beach, in 2013.