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Lee Bul's rare paintings, silk collage works unveiled in Seoul

posted 03 Dec 2021

While Lee Bul is globally known for her installations best represented by the Cyborg and Anagram series, the mixed media paintings that she has been pursuing on the side are relatively unknown.

Referring to the pieces as being between sculpture and painting, they are an extension of her sculpture work.

Lee’s newly created Perdu series painted with acrylic, ground stones and mother-of pearl were repeatedly layered using a brush and then scrubbed to create a sculpture-like texture. Lee did not actively use colors for sculptures and her selection of pink colors at the inaugural show at BB&M, a new contemporary art gallery in Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, took people by surprise.

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