Jee Young Lee is an artist from Seoul, South Korea, and one that knows how to create a surreal image using nothing but hand crafted materials. You would be forgiven for thinking there must some use of Photoshop or some similar digital editing tool, but surely enough these are all made from hand.
Every painstaking detail is created by Lee herself, using a relatively small studio that only measures 360 x 410 x 240cm. To thin all of the materials are slowly hand crafted then set up to help capture these abstract images is nothing short of remarkable.
The images carry messages inspired by Korean fables or from experiences of Lee herself. She is usually the focal point of these images, yet does not take away the attention of the entire scene, rarely focusing on the camera. These images intend to explore “her quest for an identity, her desires and her frame of mind,” according to OPIOM Gallery. “Her creations act as a catharsis which allows her to accept social repression and frustrations. The moment required to set the stage gives her time to meditate about the causes of her interior conflicts and hence exorcise them; once experienced, they in turn become portents of hope.”