Born in Korea in 1963 and having attained his Masters in Fine Arts from Keimyung University, Korea, in 2007, the adept Lee Jungwoong never fails to astound. Using Korean rice paper and Western oil paint he brings poetic and almost literal life into his subjects. His Chinese brushes and ebony ink splotches, swipes and bleeds showcase dynamism and motion that far surpass a simple two-dimensional image. They are accompanied by gleaming wood and brush hairs visible in the coarseness of every individual strand. The amount of detailing renders his works flawless, sometimes causing viewers to lean in, trying to find the brushstrokes that created the glossy smoothness of the handles, the soaked transience of the paper and the compliance of every brush hair. His choice of western style and paint to depict a Chinese object is as much a play on culture contrasts as it is a reflection on the artist and his subject. Lee Jungwoong’s works are hence multifaceted in both meaning and visuals – their magnificence is only amplified by the variety of interpretations. The artist’s ‘Brush’ series has found worldwide success; Jungwoong has had his works exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions in countries such as America, Switzerland, Singapore and Spain, and has featured in auctions by Sotheby’s and Christie’s. He is becoming an increasingly sought-after artist found in prestigious collections the world over.


2007 Masters in Fine Arts, Keimyung University, South Korea

2018 Beyond Reality, Opera Gallery, London
2017 Korean Masters, Pontone Gallery, London
2017 Korean Art Now, Lee Hwaik Gallery, Seoul
2016 Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, London
2015 Seoshin Gallery, KIAF 2015, Seoul
2013 Strokes of Perception, Ode to Art Contemporary, Kuala Lumpur
2011 Suseong Artpia, Maek-Hyang Gallery, Daegu, Korea

The Setai Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
Gyeonggi Museum of Art, Gyeonggi province
Daelim Museum, Seoul
Hoseo University, Chungcheongnam
Park Hyatt Busan, Busan