Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Ballpoint pen on canvas - IL LEE





IL LEE: Ballpoint Abstractions >>>
Il Lee (born 1952) is a contemporary artist currently living in New York City. He is best known for working almost exclusively in the medium of ballpoint pen on paper and canvas. His works have been exhibited in Seoul, Paris, New York City and San Jose.[1] His work is minimalist in style and can be linked to Asian calligraphy.[citation needed]
Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea. He received his B.F.A. in painting from Hongik University in 1976. He then moved to New York and earned his M.F.A. from the Pratt Institute in 1982. It was around this time that he began working with ballpoint pens. His earlier works were all drawn on paper, but in recent years he has begun to work on larger primed canvases.[1]
Lee has been the subject of a critically acclaimed retrospective Il Lee: Ballpoint Abstractions at the San Jose Museum of Art.[2] and solo exhibitions at major cultural institutions including the Queens Museum of Art and The Vilcek Foundation in New York.

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