Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag)
Korean artist Dong Wook Lee has a special relationship with the human body and an innovative and creative approach to art. He blends hyper-realistic miniatures made of a material called Sculpie with a modern reinterpretation of the daily life.
The boundaries of beauty and violence are blurred by his disturbing humanoid sculptures —naked, bleeding, piled or tied— and his compositions such as a bunch of heads inside a pack of capsules, a human mermaid in a fishbowl or a bunch of bodies inside of a can. This particular and precise universe creates a surreal scenario in which is represented dramatically the (sweet or not) solitude or loneliness of the human being in an overpopulated world.
What is more important: to take or not to take yourself too seriously in order to be creative?
신중하게 생각할 때 더 창의적인 결과가 나온다고 생각된다.
I can get more creative result when I am taking myself seriously.
What’s your favorite time of the day?
아침에 작업실에서 일과를 시작하는 시간
The time when I start working in the morning in my studio.
Solitude or loneliness, how do you spend your time alone?
기르고 있는 애완생물(새,물고기,곤충 등)들은 관리하는데 보낸다.
When I’m alone, I usually spend my time with my pets (birds, fish, insects)
Have you found beauty in unexpected places/situations?
주로 주변 자연에서 기대하지 않은 아름다움을 발견한다.
Sometimes, I find unexpected beauty in nature.
What do you want to achieve before you die?
아직은 생각해보지 않았다. 생각할 여유가 없는 것도 같고 생각하고 싶지 않은 것도 같다.
I haven’t thought about it yet. I don’t think I have enough time to think about that question, and I don’t want to think about it.
One for the road… What are you unafraid of?
요즘은 없는 것 같다. 대부분의 일들에 두려움을 가지고 있다. 그러나 막상 시작하면 무던하게 받아들이는 편이다.
Not really. I’m kind of afraid of many things, but when I start something, I feel relieved.