LEE UFAN (1936, Kyongnam, Korea)

Ufan Lee interrupted his studies at the College of Fine Arts, Seoul University, to move to Japan and study at Nihon University. He has remained in Japan ever since. His art and the theories he held established him as a leader of the Mono-ha movement. Lee works with stone, wood and metal, placing them as if haphazardly, Through the relationship between the works -- or between the spaces in which they are placed -- he recreates the world. "From Point" and "From Line" are his major painting series: they transcend the subjective point of view, with the canvas serving as a place from which the viewer can experience "the world as it is. "Lives and works in Paris, France and Tokyo, Japan.


Exhibitions:
2011    "Personal Structures", 53rd Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy.
2010    "Personal Structures Time-Space-Existence", Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Austria
2010    "Personal Structures Time-Space-Existence", Kuenstlerhaus Bregenz, Austria.

Publications:
• De Jongh, Karlyn & Sarah Gold, PERSONAL STRUCTURES: TIME SPACE EXISTENCE 2, Global Art Affairs Foundation, 2013
• De Jongh, Karlyn & Sarah Gold, LEE UFAN. ENCOUNTERS, PSAP #06, GlobalArtAffairs Foundation, Netherlands, 2012
• PERSONAL STRUCTURES: La Biennale di Venezia 2011. Exhibition Catalogue for PERSONAL STRUCTURES, part of the Venice Biennale, at Palazzo Bembo in Venice, 2011
• Lodermeyer, Peter & Karlyn De Jongh, Strange Encounters in Space and Time: A Conversation with Lee Ufan. In: Sculpture Vol. 30, no. 2, USA, March 2011
• Lodermeyer, Peter, Karlyn De Jongh & Sarah Gold, PERSONAL STRUCTURES: TIME SPACE EXISTENCE, DuMont Verlag, Cologne, Germany, 2009