b. 1956 Chung‑Do, South Korea
Lives and works in Paris
Lee Bae’s method of combing charcoal with traditional modes of Korean painting has defined his practice for the past two decades. For the artist, Charcoal and blackness is a way to symbolically represent oriental moods. His more recent work is not limited to charcoal, but to various pigments and paints. The artist has frequently stated that the colour black contains all colours, so there is not just one experience of black but instead hundreds.