ONE OBJECT

2019.11.18  Eric Leung

Korean artist Lee Young-Rim however focuses on using wood as a creative material to look further into the interaction between her works and space. Her installation has the ability to transform the three-dimensional space with color wood as if she painted in the air. The artist also skillfully combines the wood pieces into semi two-dimensional works. The wood chips of different shapes and colors act as brush strokes of abstract painting, and often leave the perforated part as the focus, like the ink paintings leaving imagination of blank. In addition, the relatively harmonious color combination also demonstrates the successful combination of Western and Oriental aesthetics. It shows a little euphemism in the strong modern sense and leverage of contrast and harmony at the same time.  

EXTENDED PAINTING AND YOUNG RIM

9 May 2016, Charles Merewether

The point of departure in appreciating the work of Young Rim lies in the relation to the physical presence of space in which she places her work. From her early paintings, while still a student, she began to explore the point of intersection between her work and the physical space surrounding it. ......

LEE YOUNG RIM AT COTTON SEED

2015, Tony Godfrey

A flippant description of Lee Young Rim’s installation at Space Cottonseed would be that it is like an explosion in a DIY store or sawmill: all the wood panels have been sent shooting out through the door.

Yes, it is like an explosion, but it is a very slow and quiet one.

Now, that sounds like a paradox. ......

느낌, 본다는 것의 딜레마 또는 아이러니 

정준모(큐레이터, 전 국립현대미술관 학예연구실장) 

그의 작업의 주재료는 나무이다. 하지만 그 사실을 알기까지는 시간이 걸린다. 대부분의 작품이 부드럽게 오랫동안 나무에 스며드는 수성 물감이 침투하여 그 목질 사이에 배어 있기 때문이다. 그래서 언뜻 보면 단색조의 화면을 연상시키지만 조금 숨을 고르면서 보고 있노라면 그 화면을 구성하고 있는 많은 나무 조각들이 촘촘하게 끼워 맞춰져 있는 사이로 각각의 판재들이 다른 모습과 색으로 서로 자신을 조용히 드러내면서 그 차이를 보여주는 것을 알게 된다. ......

ERASURE: FROM CONCEPTUALISM TO ABSTRACTION 

2014, Curated by Charles Merewether

"The act of erasing—removing traces of existence or presence—entails both the destruction and production of the visual: making invisible what has been previously perceived and surfacing new images in the process... In Erased Erasers, Nilo Ilarde rubs an ordinary eraser until the whole form disappears; the discrete and brightly colored residue produced is then cast using resin, into the eraser’s original form.". ......

POETICS OF MATERIALITY

2013, Charles Merewether

The point of departure in appreciating the work of Young Rim lies in the relation to the physical presence of space in which she places her work. From her early paintings, while still a student, she began to explore the point of intersection between her work and the physical space surrounding it. ......

THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW

2017

That Was Then, This Is Now substantiates the progression of abstraction in the modern context, therein through its purity of form, colour and sense of space, offers its viewers a sensory experience and an intelligibility to the works. The show presents works by selected artists from the region, namely Jeremy Sharma, Irfan Hendrian, Faisal Habibi, Young-Rim Lee and Matthew Allen. ......