#TBT – NYC ARTIST PORTFOLIO PART THREE – JENNIE JIEUN LEE
#TBT – NYC ARTIST PORTFOLIO PART THREE – JENNIE JIEUN LEE.
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In a city where one of the primordial aspects for survival is constant challenge, these five
Jennie Jieun Lee’s work is not your grandmother’s ceramics. These are clay masks and vessels that challenge the rigidness of classical ceramics and morphs them into lifelike figures filled with grotesque rhythm. Visceral, unsettling, moody and relatable, Jieun Lee’s work can be considered reflections on the simpler different rituals we endure daily like waiting for the bus, going to work, sitting in a dentist chair. For her,
After suffering from a creative block for many years and agoraphobia, the Korean American artist was able to conquer her demons through meditation and thanks to her friends who would come meet with her and take her for walks. Also, “steady work came so that forced me to get me out of my zone.” Jieun Lee’s impressive oeuvre branches out from fine art to apparel and more affordable limited editions pieces.
PHOTOGRAPHY: CAMERON KRONE