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A Walk, Oil on Canvas, 91×73cm, 2023

Woolim Lee transforms his daily experience into psychological one with a dreamy, fantastic atmosphere. He has depicted a dreamlike space, where reality and sur-reality exist side-by-side, as well as a boundary between humans and nature.


His works cross the boundary between real and sur-real with fictional figures and animals in the actual backgrounds, such as woods, water, stairs, fields, etc.

He uses his iconic figures and objects in his works like a woman wearing a flower patterned one piece, a man looking outside of canvas with no facial expression, and animals eyeing toward another direction.

Each object, however, is not categorized in a coherent context but linked to each other fictitiously. This unique setting becomes a boundary that distinguishes reality from unreality in the work, and attracts viewers to his unique world, increasing their own imagination and interpretation.

His works are represented in the collections of Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Museum of Contemporary Art Art Bank. Kumho Museum, DAEGUARTMUSEUM, Seoul Municipal Boramae Hospital. Severance Hospital. Catholic Hospital, Hana Bank. Korea YAKULT co. ltd., 93 Museum. Kiturami Boiler Co.etc., Catholic University Hospital, WHITE BLOCK Art Center and etc.


Woolim Lee, In a wood  Oil on Canvas, 130.3×97cm, 2023.jpg

Woolim Lee

In a Wood  Oil on Canvas, 130.3×97cm, 2023

Woolim Lee

A Walk, Oil on Canvas, 91×73cm, 2023

Woolim Lee

In a wood, Oil on Canvas, 91×73cm, 2023

Woolim Lee

Summer, Oil on Canvas, 91×73cm, 2023

A scean with a rabbit oil on canvas,  65×53cm, 2023.jpg

Woolim Lee

A scene with a rabbit, Resin, Oil on Canvas,

65×53cm, 2023



Korean Contemporary "Now" vol1.         
~ Between Remembering and Forgetting ~


Written by Ej
ung Ban, art critic

Woolim Lee :
Decorative Value of Figure Paintings with Qualities of Still Life Paintings

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