Kangwook Lee uses images of human cells as a basis for the creation of large scale works on canvas. These abstract-like drawings represent an interpretation of the juxtaposition of two opposed spaces; the microscopic and macroscopic world. Though distinctively opposite in capacity, visually they do not appear to be dissimilar perhaps due to their intangible nature, both invisible to human eyes and senses. Whether the resulting image communicates a vision of cellular phenomenon or is more akin to celestial events of the cosmos, Lee`s paintings are stories, which in his mind harmonize these two contradicting worlds in a distinctively organic way.
Lee completed an M.F.A. and B.F.A at Hongik University in Seoul. His work is widely recognized in Korea and Japan attracting many enthusiastic collectors. Kangwook Lee also completed an MA in fine art at Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2011 and is currently studying for a professional doctorate in Fine Art at the University of East London. He has had 16 solo exhibitions internationally and recently exhibited at his solo show at Asia House and Hada Contemporary in London.