Icon, Mr. Dean
Acrylic, rice on canvas
91 x 72.7 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Dongjae Lee’s works express the history of response to the human visual perception and visual phenomenon, the vitality contained in the portraits of popular icons (figures) and symbolic meaning of culture.
The strangely peculiar atmosphere of the visual phenomenon of the optical illusion that converted the image of an object from the two-dimensional surface to three-dimensional object originates from his delicate and handiwork expression ability.
In his artworks, various and diverse meanings are being expanded through the relation setting of icons by recreating various objects. In the shapes displayed in his art and materials, the history and symbolism are being recreated through another icon in the visual expression of the essence and appearance of abstract painting.