The Strangely Wonderful World of JeeYoung Lee

Young South Korean artist JeeYoung Lee is generating quite a buzz for herself in the art world these days, and it’s not hard to see why. A recent graduate of Seoul’s Hongik University, the artist’s dreamy, highly imaginative work surpasses our traditional expectations of photography. Plus, it’s totally spectacular to look at.

It’s hard to believe it, but Lee’s images aren’t Photoshopped. Instead, displaying admirable patience, she spends weeks and often months turning her tiny little studio (only 3 x 6 metres) into an unimaginably intricate, detailed set. Once she’s captured the essence of the particular dream, desire, nightmare, hope or conflict she had in mind, she places herself within the image, never facing the camera directly — in fact, often with her back to it. The result is a strangely beautiful kind of reality.

Broken Heart

Black Birds


The Little Match Girl

Maiden Voyage

Last Supper

Treasure Hunt

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  1. This is fascinating, wonderful and unique. I would like Jee Young Lee to take a look at competition/project Art Toppling Tobacco. I’m going to send vibes in hope of this incredible artist grasping the gist of the project that seeks the resources of art to do damage to the tobacco industry.

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