Lee Bae

Korean, b. 1956

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Born in 1943 in Daegu and studied painting at the Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. Born in 1956 in Cheongdo, South Korea, he lives and works in Paris, France and Seoul, Korea. Exploring drawing, painting, sculpture, and installation, he developed his monochromatic works with tangible depth and intensity. Over years, he utilized exclusively with raw charcoal to create minimal, redefined works on canvas as well as larger carbonized trunks installations. Until now, over 50 solo exhibitions were held in domestic and international museums such as Guimet Museum of Asian Art 2015 France, Foundation Fernet-Branca 2014, Daegu Art Museum 2014, Saint-etienne Museum of Contemporary art 2011 and Beijing Today Art Museum 2009.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021
Union, Phi Foundation, Montreal, Canada
Paradigm of Charcoal, Perrotin, Hong Kong

2020
The Sublime Charcoal Light, Perrotin, Tokyo, Japan 
Lee Bae, Johyun Gallery, Busan, South Korea

2019
Promenade, Galerie Perrotin, New York, USA 
Venice Wood Water, Wilmotte Foundation, Venice, Italy

2018
Black Mapping, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
Plus de lumière, Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
Overstated & Understated, Paradise Art Space, Incheon, South Korea

2017
Mir Gallery, Pohang, South Korea

2016
Johyun Gallery, Busan, South Korea
La Cohue, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Vannes, France
Issu du feu, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, France
Suspens, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan, France

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021
Resonance, Horim Museum, Seoul, South Korea
Catastrophe and Recovery, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

2019
Venice Wood Water, Wilmotte Foundation, Venice, Italy

2018
Overstated & Understated. Inaugural exhibition curated by Kuho Jung, Paradise Art Space, Incheon, South Korea

2017
Art Central, Johyun Gallery, Hong Kong, China