Woolim Lee’s painting, based on elaborate realism, is spiced up with weird situations. Delicately and crisply rendered, the objects much like those captured in photography. Each object, however, is not placed in a consistent context but linked to each other fictitiously. Some cracks kept back secretly could not be noticed at a glance, and some elements like a ‘casual encounter’ often used by the surrealists is conspicuous. In addition, same symbols emerge repetitively, conveying a narrative in connection with each other. In this sense, Lee’s painting is like a sentence. Lee’s work has constantly portrayed figures and objects, adding landscapes to them. It seems like a film scene or a spread of a filming location. Lee intentionally arranges figures, clothes, landscapes, light and shade, to represent his own story and psychological drama. All paintings present the imagery derived from reality, invisible, and concealed under its outer surface.