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Hold me, 2015

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I Hate You All, 2015, 193 × 260 cm

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Disgust, 2015

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Rage Bunny, 2013, 38.1 × 35 cm

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Super Saiyan, 2014

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Before Transformation, 2016, 162 × 162 cm

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I Can Not Fight Dirty, 2015

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Propose 97 x 130.3cm, 2015

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Will, 2015

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Kaiju monster X gooforbrothers, 2012

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Bulging muscles, strident colour and graphic, visceral metamorphoses characterise Hongmin Lee’s acrylics, oils and digital artworks. His subjects transform into monsters; powerful, grotesque beings that speak of themes such as despair, determination and coming of age. As the artist himself explains “I believe the human body is an assembly of will and I try to express it with a bunch of twisted muscles.”

Lee studied animation at the Korea National University of Arts, and cites artists including Akira Toriyama and Katsuhiro Otomo as influences. After graduating, he set up the arts collective Goo For Brothers, along with Seungchul Oh and Jaejung Beck. With a shared love of kaiju and experimental imagery, the three have been working together since the early 2010s in illustration, fine art, graffiti, comics and animation.

In parallel, Lee has continued to develop his individual fine arts career focussed primarily on painting. He completed a residency in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2014 and has participated in various groups shows in South Korea, including at the Seoul Museum of Art. His first solo presentation took place in 2015.

Hongmin Lee

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Vase

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Jug ( Small / Large )

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Mug Cup

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Espresso set

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Flat round is Ceramic goods brand established by daejin ahn & joonyong lee in Seoul, Korea 2017. From small plate to Vase, we create life ware goods for making our life more enjoyable.

FLAT ROUND

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Impossible Trees by WOLFS + JUNG is an ongoing series of constructed nature. These works, first started in Belgium with their earlier tree project 'NATURE V2.01(2006 - 2010)', involve exploration of natural textures, organic shapes and forms, and human perception of nature.

Intended neither to look fully natural nor artificial, these objects at first sight may look as if they had been found as such; but upon close inspection, reveal themselves to be impossible trees, growing in the shapes and directions that could not occur naturally.

Sculpted in recomposing hundreds of natural tree bark fragments and then casted using lost-wax techniques, these bronze seatings and sculptures question what we perceive as 'natural,' reflecting today's world of biotechnology and increasing human manipulation of nature.

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Tree Study #05 2016/17 stool, polished bronze lost wax casting 60W, 29D,49H(cm) edition of 8 + 2 AP

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Tree Study #03 2015 stool, polished bronze lost wax casting 63W,31D,45.5H(cm) edition of 8 + 2 AP originally upholstered with natural Acacia bark

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Moon Tree 2015 jar, cast bronze 44W,44D,45H(cm) edition of 8 + 2 AP originally upholstered with natural Acacia bark

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Nature V2.01 project questions the contemporary definition of ‘nature’ in a world increasingly filled with genetically modified products. Intended as a catalyst for the debates on the correlation between human, nature and the industry; these transformed tree series explores the possibility of organically manufactured artifacts in the form of conceptual seating pieces.

Their experiments, upholstered in natural tree bark, were made by gathering thousands of bark pieces of various kinds, painstakingly assembling them. Since 2009, three pieces of these tree trunk series have been casted in bronze, a material valued for its patina that develops over time as in nature.

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Square Tree Trunk series_bench II 2009 bench 150 L x 38 D x 38 H (cm) bronze (edition of 8) lost wax technique, yellow and green bronze original piece upholstered using oak bark by Emmanuel Wolfs + BoYoung Jung

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Tree Trunk Chair II 2009 chair 80 W x 80 D x 80 H (cm) bronze (edition of 8) lost wax technique original piece upholstered using larch bark by Emmanuel Wolfs + BoYoung Jung

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Pipe Dream 2012 daybed 60.5 W x 218 L x 56 H (cm) welded metal structure made of mild steel pipes, cast iron scaffolding fasteners handmade by Wolfs + Jung

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Untitled (The Flag) 2011 chair + found objects 50 W x 53 D x 125 H (cm) welded metal structure made of mild steel pipes, bamboo pole, red plastic bag handmade by Emmanuel Wolfs + BoYoung Jung

WOLFS + JUNG is an art/design collective founded by Emmanuel Wolfs(Belgium) and BoYoung Jung(South Korea). Born in 1977 in Brussels, Emmanuel Wolfs graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Design Products (2004), and studied Industrial Design at LaCambre, Brussels (2002). BoYoung Jung, born in 1978 in Gwangju, studied Woodworking and Furniture Design at Hong-ik University, Seoul (1997-2002) and also completed an MA in Design Products at RCA, London (2005).

Following their studies, BoYoung and Emmanuel set up their studio DrawMeaSheep (2005-2008, renamed WOLFS + JUNG in 2009) in Belgium, as a platform to explore the critical and conceptual dimensions of domestic objects.

WOLFS + JUNG







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