From the moment he graduated from Honk-Ik University in 1992, Jaehyo Lee has won recognition both in Korea and internationally through his works that were artisanal created from wood, stone or metal. His works demonstrate a solid respect for raw materials and its innovative approach reflects their characteristics and charges them with a profound symbolism. Jaehyo Lee believes that although the realization of some art works from unusual materials can be easier though, by using day to day materials, used in carrying out some amazing creations, the “wow effect” stage can be exceed.
Through his creations, Jaehyo Lee willingly plays with the boundaries between art and modern design, some works have strong symbolic charge and a spiritual message, while others can enclose in supplies after receiving the touch of some geometry of beauty. Each work requires a huge amount of work, the sculptures being crafted by Jaehyo Lee together with a team of artisans in his workshop from Yangpyeong. At the achievement of the collection named Transformations, Lee uses logs and bent nails. The works evoke the nature and the return to organic roots, artistically valorizing the logs from the section. The black spaces between the logs are none but a result of the partially combustion and carbonization of the logs before finishing. Jaehyo Lee’s works are an artistic representation of the Yin and Yang duality through some harmonious geometric curves. Via Jaehyo Lee website