Jong-Gou Lee

I wouldn’t like to call the works of Jong-Gou Lee pictures, I would like to call them pictures. Though we use the words picture and painting synonymously, however, the clear character of Lees works is stamped so much by the characteristics of the paintbrush, that the word picture appears to me a little bit weakly or pale and inexpressively compared with the word painting.
These are rather dark, almost sombre paintings whose heavy Impasto (thick colour application) comes as strongly to effectiveness, as the figurativeness, which is resulting from the Impasto: Heads on the one hand and, on the other hand, naked bodies, quite exclusively female ones.
This regional while he it marks the colour scraps which flit about above the canvas which nowhere form on the edge of linear contours entlangtasten, but concentrations which turn out body sceneries and the artist in a row of cases in the title emphasises: "Scenery figure". Earthy brown, bluish like paled skies, olive Green like vegetation and all that in like from wind or ssogar storm fluctuating movement.
Prof.Dr. Karlheinz Nowald

 

Born 18.11.1965
Seoul, Korea

1990 BFA, Hong-Ik University Seoul

1999  Diplom, Berlin University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany

2000  Meisterschueler Berlin University of the Arts (Prof. Volker Stelzmann), Berlin
GASAG-Kunstpreis, The Great Prize of Meisterschueler Graduation, Berlin, Germany

2009  Lecturer: Sung-shin University, An-Dong University, Chu-gye University

 

Solo Exhibition

1990

  • “The 1st Solo Exhibition”, Chungnam Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1991

  • “The Loss Idol”, Chungnam Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1995

  • “The 3rd Solo Exhibition”, Forum Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

2000

  • “GASAG-Kunstpreis 2000”, GASAG Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2004

  • “Body-Landscape-Head”, Paeksang Memorial Hall, Seoul, Korea

2006

  • “Reduction and Expansion of Contemporary Art”, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea
  • “The Head”, Incheon Multi-Culture & Arts Center, Incheon, Korea

2008

  • “Drawing”, Kooalldam Gallery, Incheon, Korea
  • “Figure”, Konrin Galerie , Tokyo, Japan

2009

  • “A Child of Sisyphus”, Noam Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 

Group Exhibition

2000

  • “Schaustelle”, Gallery Manfred Giesler+Partner, Berlin, Germany
  • “Kuenstler in Ruksaldruck”, Ruksaldruck Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2001

  • “Koeper-Landschaft-Kopf”, (Jong-Gou Lee, Stefan Kaehne) Gallery Eva Poll,Berlin 2002 “Junge Kunst  aus Berlin”, Kunstverein Uelzen, Germany

2003

  • “Stipendium ‘03”, Werkstatt Plettenberg, Germany

2004

  • “Exhibition of the Origin Painting Association”, Danwon Arts Center, Ansan, Korea

2005

  • “Haman Culture Arts Center Invitational Exhibision”, Haman Culture & Arts Center “Interchange II 2005”, National Art School Sydney, Australia
    “Small Painting”, Gallery Ho, Seoul, Korea

2006

  • “Interchange III 2006”, Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea
  • “Diversity in Form and Thought”, Beijing Art Gallery of Imperial City, China

2007

  • “Diversity in Form and Thought”, Shanghai Duolun Museum, Shanghai, China
  • “Japan+Korea Exhibition of Modern Art”, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
  • “China+Korea Exhibition”, Ningbo Museum, Ningbo, China

2009

  • “Grande Region” Art fair, Metz Expo Evenements, Metz, France
  • “MuRmUre”, Galerie89, Paris, France
Sisyphos - Head I
Sisyphos - Head I
rock meal and clay on canvas
2009
18 x 22 cm
Sisyphos - Head II
Sisyphos - Head II
rock meal and clay on canvas
2009
18 x 22 cm
Sisyphos - Head III
Sisyphos - Head III
rock meal and clay on canvas
2009
18 x 22 cm
Sisyphos - Head IV
Sisyphos - Head IV
rock meal and clay on canvas
2009
18 x 22 cm
Sisyphos - Head V
Sisyphos - Head V
rock meal and clay on canvas
2009
18 x 22 cm
Sisyphos - Head VI
Sisyphos - Head VI
rock meal and clay on canvas
2009
18 x 22 cm