Korean artist Hyungkoo Lee's exhibitions evoke a scientist's lab or an archaeologist's workshop, often equipped with outlandish gadgets, skeletal or anatomical models in vitrines, or a desk with incomplete skulls, brushes, and notes. Yet his wearable devices, drawings, and sculptures hardly depict real-life subjects - they are chimeras borne out of scientific research and the artist's imagination. 'ANIMATUS' (2005-2007), for example, is a series of cast resin sculptures that depict the skeletons of widely beloved cartoon characters. Though the long ears are missing, the distinctly huge buck teeth of Lepus Animatus (2005-2015) belong to Bugs Bunny, while Donald Duck's skeleton struts about as Anas Animatus (2006).
The Korea Artist Prize is the representative annual award for the most promising Korean artists. Established in 2012, the award is co-organi..by theArtro
This writer met with Yun Cheagab, artistic director of the 2016 Busan Biennale (September 30 to November 30). Themed “Hybridizing Earth, Dis..by HG Masters