Flipping through the pages of Lee Seung Jio’s drawing book from 1987 reveals the origins of the artist’s central motif and details of his process. Engaging with Lee's sketchbook first-hand allows the rare opportunity to dig deeply into his precise, yet unconfined process of making. Early drawings and major works by Lee are now on view at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art(MMCA) through October.
Following his first solo exhibition in New York at Tina Kim Gallery, Lee Seung Jio is now the subject of a large-scale retrospective at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea. "Lee Seung Jio: Advancing Columns" chronologically details Lee’s life-long artistic journey in pursuit of the essence or the “nucleus.” In addition to some 90 paintings produced from 1968 to 1990 in response to the changing times, this exhibition introduces archival materials on the avant-garde group Origin and the Korean Avant-Garde Association (AG) of which Lee was a founding member, presenting their respective achievements in a new light.
Director Katherine Lauricella and Associate Director SoYoung Kim give a digital walkthrough of Tina Kim Gallery's 2020 exhibition, Lee Seung Jio: Nucleus