Existential Energy in Materials by Kim Yisoon
Movimento dell’anima by Young June Kiehm
The Affirmation of Sculpture by Wonbang Kim
Contemporary Artist Archive, 2017
ISBN / 9788989674290
The key modus operandi of the Korean painter Lee Bae is certainly gestural, which the artist himself refers to as “performative.” The spontaneity of his gestures on canvas, albeit ostensibly reminiscent of that of the abstract expressionists, is not the result of an “action” but is merely a final manifestation of the form that best describes the artist’s mental and emotional stage during the production.
Lóránd Hegyi (Director of Musée d’Art Moderne)
By giving material form to the permanent provisionality of the temporal process and of the human existence, Lee triumphs in bridging the gap between the traditions of the Formalists and the Conceptualists.
Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath (Co-founder of Art Reoriented)