Jaehyo Lee Press

  • Jaehyo Lee East Side Living 2016

    The Avenue Concept, Wold-Class Public Art Comes to Providence

    by Beth Adamo
    East Side Living, March, 2016

     “Lotus” orignally made its debut in New York City’s popular Union Square Park…

    The monumental work was installed last fall as part of INFLUX, an explosion of public art encounters by The Avenue Concept. Cited for its meticulous craftsmanship, “Lotus” is a conical pillar comprised of Korean big cone pine longs that are burned, shaped, and hand carved, stretching up 20 feet on a steel armature.

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  • Jaehyo Lee Notes on the Road 2013

    An Industrialist’s Son Turns Humble Factory Materials Into Sleek and Mysterious Sculptures: An Interview with JaeHyo Lee

    by Karen Lo
    Jan, 24, 2013

     Sculptor JaeHyo Lee is a keen manipulator of resources. Lee works as easily with leaves and branches as he does with iron nails.

    What was the first sculpture you designed using natural materials? How has your design aesthetic changed since then?

    I’ve always liked the sphere because its circular shape has no angles. It is a complete shape.  All works of mine start from a sphere and then develop into another shape.

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  • Jaehyo Lee Art Daily 2010

    Second Solo Sculpture Show in the United States by JaeHyo Lee at Cynthia Reeves

    Feb, 2010

     He builds self contained worlds that mysteriously communicate with their outer surroundings…

    JaeHyo Lee works in natural materials and steel, as his primary media. His most spectacular works incorporate highly burnished, bent steel nails that form complex, articulated patterns against the velvet black of charred wood.

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  • Jaehyo Lee Sculpture Magazine 2009

    JaeHyo Lee – The Possibilities of Nature

    by Jonathan Goodman
    feature article, Sculpture Magazine, May 2009

     One approaches his large, uncommonly shaped works with a sense of wonder.

    …Lee is so dedicated an artisan that his hand comes close to being anonymous. It is not so much that he is absent from his art as it is that he projects a thoroughgoing craft that builds on itself. Allowing the materials to speak to him, he builds self-contained worlds that mysteriously communicate with their outer surroundings…

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  • Jaehyo Lee – Art News 2008

    JaeHyo Lee Reeves Contemporay

    by Amy Karafin
    Art News, April, 2008

    Ultimately, Lee is at his best when he is least methodical. 

    Lee’s early interest in minimalist Earthworks was still evident here in the materials and they way in which they were exploited. But these new sculptures do not exalt nature so much as turn it inside out…

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