Lee Bae


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.

Exhibitions with L V H
Selected Work
Issu du Feu, 2001 Charcoal on Canvas 64 x 51.2 in | 162 x 130 cm