"Telescope Series" by Yujin Lee
Yujin Lee was born in 1986 in Korea. After being trained in a traditional art academy in Korea since the age of 12, she moved to the US and received a BFA at Cornell University (2009). During this time, she studied abroad in Shanghai, China (2007) and Rome, Italy (2008). After her studies, she moved to Berlin, Germany and participated in two artists' residencies (2010-11). She now lives and works in Berlin. Lee has shown her work with numerous art spaces in Berlin such as, Loop-raum für aktuelle kunst, Freies Musuem, Kreuzberg Pavillon, and Salon Populaire. In July 2012, she had her first solo show at Gallery DOS in Seoul. In August, a show that she has curated for the first time is going up in Kassel.
Working mainly with the medium of drawing, her recent work centers around our difficult relationship between aestheticism and violence. The experience of violence is explored not merely as a physical and historic awareness but more as a visual and sublime insight into human nature itself. The image being displayed here is #19 of the Telescope Series which is a drawing series of 100 explosions. They are all artificial explosions taken from real war photographs to video game advertisements. www.leeyujin.com