Born in 1956 in Cheongdo, South Korea
Lives and works between Paris, France and Seoul, South Korea

LEE Bae

La pratique monochromatique de Lee Bae est une quête formelle et immersive dans les abysses de la noirceur. Brouillant les lignes entre le dessin, la peinture, la sculpture et l’installation, il façonne son esthétique abstraite pour donner une profondeur tangible et une intensité à l’absence de couleur. Jusqu’au milieu des années 2000, il travaille exclusivement avec du charbon brut pour créer des assemblages minimalistes et raffinés qui, telles des mosaïques, se composent d’éclats ou de morceaux de bois calcinés sur des toiles ; il produit également des arrangements sculpturaux de taille plus imposante au moyen de troncs carbonisés. Le charbon, qui s’obtient en brûlant du bois et sert à raviver le feu, offre une métaphore puissante du cycle de la vie, ce qui pousse l’artiste à élargir ses recherches jusqu’à la quatrième dimension temporelle. Bien que Lee Bae ne travaille désormais qu’avec le noir de carbone, une substance proche de la suie, sa dernière série d’œuvres picturales cristallise des gestes élémentaires aléatoires — qu’il a travaillés au préalable à l’encre de Chine sur papier — au moyen de couches épaisses d’acrylique translucide semblable à de la cire.

 

education

1979
- Started the M.F.A. Department of Fine Arts, Hongik University Graduate School of Art, Seoul, Korea

solo shows

2019
- Promenade, Galerie Perrotin, New York, USA 
- Venice Wood Water, Wilmotte Foundation, Venice, Italy

2018
- Black Mapping, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
- Plus de lumière, Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
- Overstated & Understated, Paradise Art Space, Incheon, Korea

2017
- Mir Gallery, Pohang, South Korea

2016
- Johyun Gallery, Busan, South Korea
- La Cohue, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Vannes, France
- Issu du feu, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, France
- Suspens, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan, France

2015
- Carte Blanche à Lee Bae, Musée Guimet, Paris, France

2014
- Fernet Branca Fondation, Saint-Louis, France
- Gallery Hyundai, Korea
- Contemporary Art Museum, Daegu, Korea
- RX Gallery, Paris, France
- Wooson Gallery, Daegu, Korea

2013
- Holly Hunt, New York, USA

2012
- P&C Gallery, Daegu, Korea

2011
- Musée d’Art moderne de Saint-Étienne Métropole, Saint-Étienne, France
- RX Gallery, Paris, France
- Galerie Nicolas Robinsons, New York, USA
- Galerie IBU, Paris, France
- Galerie Winter, Wiesbaden, Germany

2010
- Galerie Andrew shire, Los Angeles, USA
- Galerie 604, Busan, Korea

2009
- Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
- Mark / Motion / Imprint, Whitebox Art Center, New York, USA
- Gallery Seok, Daegu, Korea

2008
- Hakgojae, Seoul, Korea
- RX Gallery, Paris, France

2007
- Hakgojae, Seoul, Korea

2006
- RX Gallery, Paris, France

2005
- IBU Gallery, Paris, France
- Cigong Gallery, Daegu, Korea
- Gallery M, Daegu, Korea
- Kawafune Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2003
- Johyun Gallery, Busan, Korea
- Cigong Gallery, Daegu, Korea

2000
- Artist of the Year, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
- Cigong Gallery, Daegu, Korea
- Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
- Kongkan Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1999
- Space Galley, Busan, Korea
- Cigong Gallery, Daegu, Korea
- Gana Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1998
- Galerie Gana-Beaubourg, Paris, France

1997
- Cigong Gallery, Daegu, Korea

1996
- Willy d’Huysser Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
- Seomi Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1994
- Bellefroid Gallery, Paris, France

1993
- Espace Artsenal, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

1991
- Bateau-Lavoir Gallery, Paris, France

1988
- Soo Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1987
- Kyungin Gallery, Seoul, Korea

group shows

2019
- Venice Wood Water, Wilmotte Foundation, Venice, Italy

2018
- Overstated & Understated. Inaugural exhibition curated by Kuho Jung, Paradise Art Space, Incheon, South Korea

2017
- Art Central, Johyun Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2016
- KIAF, Johyun Gallery, P&C Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
- ART 16, London’s Global Art Fair, London Olympia, Galerie RX, London, UK
- Changwon Sculpture Biennale, Changwon, South Korea
- Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
- Art Paris Art Fair 2016, Galerie RX, Grand Palais, Paris, France
- Winter, Galerie RX, Paris, France
- Nouvel acquisition, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

2015
- Séoul – Paris – Séoul, Musée Cernuschi, Paris, France
- Biennale d’Issy, Issy les Moulineaux, France

2014
- Overcoming the Modern, Dansaekhwa, The Korean Monochrome Movement, Alexander Gray Gallery, New York, USA
- Busan Biennale, Busan Metropolitan Museum, Busan, South Korea
- Hong Kong Art Basel, Hakgojae Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2013
- International Drawing Exhibition, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia
- "Les Nouvelles folies françaises", domain of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. Musée d'archéologie national and château, within the "Le Nôtre Year" - Commissioner: Patrick Amine.

2012
- Plaisir, RX Gallery, Paris, France
- Dansaekhwa: Korean Monochrome Painting, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon/Seoul, Korea
- Nature in Contemporary Art, Museum of the City of Yang Pyung, Korea

2011
- Artist of the Year, 1995-2010, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

2010
- International Architectural Ceramic exhibition, Clayrch Gimhae Museum, Gimhae, Korea

2009
- "Vide et plénitude", Espace Commines, Paris, France

2008
- Paris-Séoul, Seoul Museum (Hangaram), Seoul, Korea
- International Textile and Art Documenta, Daegu Art Center, Korea

2006
- Look on Korean Contemporary Art, Gallery Jean Fournier, Paris, France
- Christianity in Contemporary Art, Lumen Gallery, Paris, France
- Frontier, Montparnasse Museum, Paris, France

1999
- Nature in Modern Art, Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
- Berlin-Seoul, Berlin Municipal Communal Gallery, Berlin, Germany
- Area of Painting, Cigong Gallery, Daegu, Korea

1997
- Independent, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo, Japan

1996
- 21st Century’s Prospect, Seoul, Korea
- Aspect of Korean Contemporary Art in the 1990s, Tokyo National Museum of Modern art, Tokyo; Osaka International Museum of Contemporary Art, Osaka, Japan
- Black and White, Seomi Gallery, Seoul, Korea
- Seven Spaces in One Place, Manufacture des Oeillets, Ivry, France

1995
- Atelier Opening, Ateliers Artsenal, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
- Another Dimensions, Espace Artsenal , Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

1994
- Conspirator, Ateliers Artsenal, Issy-les-Moulineaux. France
- New and Powerful Art from Artsenal, Gallery Art Beam, Seoul, Korea
- ‘94 Daegu Work Shop, Cigong Gallery, Daegu, Korea
- Two-Days, Two-Nights, Ateliers Artsenal, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
- Exhibitor for Opening de l’Espace Artsenal-Paris,
- Espace Artsenal-Paris, Paris, France

1993
- Three Korean Artists-Lee Bae, Kwon Soonchul, An Jongdae, Bellefroid Gallery, Paris, France
- Atelier Opening, Ateliers Artsenal, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

1992
- Paris-Over There, Kwok On Museum, Paris, France

1991
- Europe Factory, Center for Contemporary Art, Pantin, France
- Young Artist, Center for Korea Culture, New York, USA

1988
- Korea Seen Through Contemporary Artists, Albert Chanot Art Center, Paris, France
- Origines, Seoul Arts Center Hangaram Museum, Seoul, Korea

1987
- The Korean Young Artists, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
- Heterodox, Center for Korea Culture, New York, USA

public collections

- National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
- Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
- Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea
- Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea
- Museum of Contemporary Art, Dae Gu, Korea
- Jeju Museum of art, Jeju, Korea
- Leeum-Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
- Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Gimhae, Korea
- Musée d’art moderne Saint-Etienne, France
- Gyeongnam Art Museum, Gyeongnam, Korea
- Fondation Colas, France
- Privada Allegro Foundation, Madrid, Spain
- Baruj Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
- Ministry of Culture and Communication, Paris, France
- FNAC (Fonds National d’art Contemporain), Paris, France
- CNAP (Centre national des arts plastiques), Paris, France
- Fondation Carmignac, Paris, France
- Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul de Vence, France
- Musée Cernuschi, Paris, France
- Musée Guimet, Paris, France

awards

2013
National Association Price of Art Critics, South Korea

2009
Artist of the Year, Korean Cultural Center, Paris

2000
Artist of the Year, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon/Seoul, South Korea

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podcasts

Virtual visit of "Black Mapping", Lee Bae

Virtual visit of the exhibition "Black Mapping" by Lee Bae, Perrotin Paris, March 17 - May 26, 2018

Podcasts