Sea Hyun Lee

(South Korea 1967 -)


LEE Sea Hyun creates landscape oil paintings on a canvascovered with a linen cloth. His landscape work conveys the artist’s message to viewers as a reality and idea entangles. His inspiration is from his memories of his time in military service where his primary responsibility was to survey the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) at night through infrared glasses. This explains why these paintings appear to have the shadow-like and ethereal quality of faded film stock. The patchy images summon thoughts of a lost natural world that remains pure and untouched by human civilization or urban development.


2006 MA Fine Art,Chelsea College of Arts 2
001 BFA Hongik University, Seoul, Korea
1989 MFA, Hongik Graduate University, Seoul, Korea

2020 Between Red, Museum Dah, Busan, Korea
2019 Red Sansu, Gallery Bundo, Daegu, Korea​
2018 Wall of Vision, Art Delight, Seoul, Korea
Red Sansu, Shinsegae, Busan, Korea
2015 Keep Breathing, salon de H, Seoul, Korea

2021 Gallery Kuzo, Seoul, Korea
2020 Atelier Aki, Seoul, Korea​
2019 DMZ, Seoul284, Seoul, Korea
2018 Dohing Art, Seoul, Korea
Digital promenade, SEMA, Seoul, Korea
2017 Sungkok Museum, Seoul, Korea
ART 369, Art Place, Seoul, Korea
Gangneun Museum of Art, Gangneug, Korea
Neo-naturalism, Ilwoospace, Seoul, Korea
2016 Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea
Black, White, Red, ART SPACE BEN, Seoul, Korea
Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea
Total Museum, Seoul
Pearl Lam Gallery, Hong Kong

All Visual Arts (U.K.)
Bank of America (U.S.A.)
Buger Collection (Switzerland)
Collection of CaralieEtroy (U.K.)
Collection of James Lee (China)
Collection of Lorraine Barrick (U.S.A.)
Fidelity Investment (U.S.A.)
Hana Bank (South Korea)
Microsoft Art Collection (U.S.A.)
Uli Sigg Collection (Switzerland)
MCMA (South Korea)
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art (South Korea)
Minsheng Art Museum (China)
Total Museum (China)

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Between Red - 018MAR02