Gallery Hyundai is pleased to announce its representation of Kang Seung Lee. We are happy to support and foster his unparalleled creative endeavors.
Kang Seung Lee (b. 1978) is a multidisciplinary artists who was born in South Korea and now lives and works in Los Angeles. Lee’s work places emphasis on marginalized individual experiences and personal histories challenging singular mainstream history/knowledge, which is often narrow, biased and first-world oriented. By researching, rediscovering, and appropriating images and texts from public and private archives such as art/artifact collections, publications, libraries and various queer archives, etc., his work allows for alternative personal voices and counter-narratives to emerge. His work frequently engages in the legacy of queer histories, particularly when they intersect with art history — subjects of his previous projects include Tseng Kwong Chi, Peter Hujar, Martin Wong, Derek Jarman, Goh Choo San, Robert Mapplethorpe and Joon-soo Oh. Primarily realized in labor-intensive media such as graphite and colored pencil drawings, embroidery, tapestry and ceramics, his work suggests a re-emphasization and re-imagination of various historical events, such as the AIDS epidemic and the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising. Lee often collaborates with artists and activists from diverse communities by organizing projects that reflect values of participation, education and shared experience of art.