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BOONSUN LEE 

 

Boonsun Lee’s “In and Out:

Form is emptiness and emptiness is form”, creates profound and deep meanings. Lee delicately expresses a man’s repeating thoughts through her simple, yet intricate circles. A circle neither has a starting point nor an ending point. Various thickness and darkness of lines and colors with wandering dots around the circle represent the dynamic life of human beings –new beginnings, desired hope, and possibilities. Overall, her works of art creates a deep relationship between the endless circulation and the infinite thoughts of men.      -Paris Suechung Koh(Curator)-

 

 

 

Artist Statement

In and Out

 

 

The theme of my creation is the broad world of generation and extinction, and I use mainly soft material. Creation with soft material is not a new concept; it grows from a relationship with historical contexts. I focus on the materiality of the medium and the uniqueness of existence by using normal material in an unusual context and leading the unvisualized world into a new world. To do this, I need to review the awareness of problems and the situation of expression. It is my highest goal to generate continuous development for new expression.

 

I always exist in the center of reality.

 

Form does not differ from Emptiness

And Emptiness does not differ from Form.

Form is Emptiness and Emptiness is Form.*

 

There are trails of others who shared the same time and occupied the same space.

The distance between ideal and reality comes from clinging to myself.

 

Therefore, I think.

Repeating thought, before I know it, it cannot be new and generate light anymore, and becomes a dot which was not noticed, becomes a line and is completed as a circle.

 

The world of In and Out.

It makes me not be in it.

However, it permits me to be in it hesitatingly.

I was In at the same time when I was Out.

When there is no Out, there is no In.

If In will be gone, Out will be gone.

 

It is certainly near and sometimes far away, this world I've been living in.

But from the beginning, all of this world was nothingness to me.

 

I need to stop and slow time to see.

I view In and Out through my art pieces.

 

Before I am aware of it, In and Out go forward further.

They wander, banging and clashing against each other.

New beginnings, hope, and possibilities have started from In and Out.

Past and present beyond time created, shaped, and comprised an original space (landscape).

I've been trying to actualize a new art piece with a materialistic medium that can be a symbol and an anti-materialistic medium. Thus my creation's growing and development will be nurtured in the historical context at first.

 

 

 

Education

2009 Kyushu University / Doctoral courses / Design, Ph.D./ Japan

1993 Tama Art University / MFA/ Textile Design / Japan

1991 Tama Art University / Textile Design / Japan

1992 Tokyo Fuku Bunka Gakuin / Special Program of Courses in Stylist /Japan

1991 Tokyo Fuku Bunka Gakuin / Special Program of Courses in Display & Coordinator/ Japan

1989 Dong-A University / Textile Dsign and Crafts / S, Korea

Solo Exhibitions

2021 Boonsun Lee's Recent Work, Sep. 1-30, 2021, FT Gallery, Family Touch Foundation, NJ

2018 Paper Art: Boonsun Lee Solo Exhibition, Judy Chang Law Firm and Paris Koh Fine Art, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

2017 Gallery Brocken, Tokyo, Japan

2016 Gallery Space 21, Tokyo, Japan

2007 Gallery Brocken, Tokyo, Japan

Art Space Tetrahedron, Okayama, Japan

Asia art Museum – Art Gallery. Fukuoka, Japan

2006 Project -YUSENKA" Hita, Japan

2001 Gallery Space 21, Tokyo, Japan

2000 Gallery Brocken, Tokyo, Japan

1998 Sabae Contemporary Art Center, Fukui, Japan

1992 Gallery Q+1, Tokyo, Japan

Group Exhibitions

2021 Art Barcelona, Dec 3-4th, 2021, Paris Koh Fine Art Booth.

2021 The 28th Seoul International Art Festival, Dec. 22-28, 2021, Insa Art Plaza Gallery

2021 Korean Contemporary Artists Group Exhibition 'Museum Of Russian Art'

2020 14C Art Fair 2020, Gallery d'Arte Booth #851, Hyatt Regency Hotel on Hudson, Jersey City NJ

2020 Group Exhibition "Reminiscence" FT Gallery, Family Touch Foundation, New Jersey

2020 Korean American Association of Greater New York's 60th Annual Gala Art Auction: Jan. 13, at The Ziegfeld Ballroom, NY. 

2019 Scope 2019 Miami Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL Paris Koh Fine Arts Booth E25

 

2019 Group Exhibition "Part of a Whole" KCC Gallery, Korean Community Center, Tenafly, NJ

2019 KACE Foundation Annual Gala, Silent Art Auction, Daedong Manners, New York

2019 Art Athina 2019, Paris Koh Fine Arts Booth, Zapeion Hall, Athens, Greece

2019 Art Busan International Art Fair, May 30-June 2, Gallery d'Arte Booth, Bexco Convention Hall, Busan, Korea

2019 KCC Fundraising Art Auction & Sale, Gallery Yonhee, KCC, Tenafly, NJ

2018 Art Busan International Art Fair, Gallery d'Arte Booth, Bexco Convention Hall, Busan, Korea

Jun-Oct 2015 Reverberations (BBCN Bank, NY, USA; Sponsored by R Foundation)

Oct 2014 Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong 2014

     (Conrad Hong Kong-Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong)

Aug 2014 Beyond the Nature (Gallery Tenri, NY, USA)

2012-2016 HAFH (Gallery TENRI, NY, USA)

2011 “Exhibition of Art SUN” (Gallery Shiori, Kurashiki, Japan) 

2011 “Exhibition of Art SUN” (Kurashiki Art Museum, Kurashiki, Japan)

2005 “International Exhibition "Inspired by the different layers"

     (Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo, Japan)

2005 “MIU ART BOX” (Uno, Japan)

2002 “Contemporary Art Award bid for example mackerel Pieces”

     (Sabae Art Center, Sabae, Japan)

2002 “BIFFAF (Busan International Fiber Art Festival)”

     (Exhibition and Convention Center, Busan, Korea)

2002 "10th International Tannan Art Festival ”Takefu” - material and expression-"

     (Takefu City Hall. Fukui, Japan)

2002 "Fiber to Migrate - When the Wave -Exhibition”

     (Tama Art University Museum ,Tokyo, Japan)

2002 "The power of fiber" (Tsinghua University Art Museum, Beijing, China)

2002 “Contemporary Art in Asia and Paper” (Fukui City Museum of Art, Fukui, Japan)

2001 “Gyeongnam  Fiber Art Exhibition” ( Daesan Art Museum Changwon, Korea)

2001 "9th International Tannan Art Festival ”Takefu” - material and expression-"

     (Takefu City Hall. Fukui, Japan)

2001 “TRANS-EMOTION ART MOVEMENT” (Dongback Art Center, Busan, Korea)

2000 "8th International Tannan Art Festival ”Takefu” - material and expression-"

     (Takefu City Hall. Fukui, Japan)

1999 "Paper, cloth, clay, and  Contemporary art in the world"

     (Gallery Shikura, Takefu, Japan)

1999 “Good Morning Millennium”  (Dongback Art Center, Busan” Korea)

1999 “‘99 International Tannan Art Festival Selection Exhibition”

     (Gallery Space 21, Tokyo, Japan)

1999 "7th International Tannan Art Festival ”Takefu” - material and expression-"

     (Takefu City Hall. Fukui, Japan)

1999 “T · E · A · M  Asia of Contemporary Art paper” (Fukui, Fukui City Museum,  Japan)

1999 “TRANS-EMOTION ART MOVEMENT” (Hyundai  Art Hall, Busan, Korea)

1998 “The Props Auction ” (Sabae Contemporary Art Center, Sabae,  Japan)

1998 “Delon Area and Asia Paper” (Fukui City Art Museum, Fukui, Japan)

1998 "98' KAMI and Contemporary Art Exhibition  MATERIAL and IMAGE"

     (Gallery Space 21. Tokyo, Japan)

1998 "Asia Paper art Exhibition" (Fukui City Museum of Art. Fukui, Japan)

1998 "6th International Tannan Art Festival ”Takefu” - material and expression-"

     (Takefu City Hall. Fukui, Japan)

1998 “The Paper” (Gallery KISS. Okayama Japan)

1998 "Exhibition dismantling border expansion and expression"

     (Busan Art Museum. Busan, Korea)

1997 “Exhibition of Asian paper”

     (Nariwa museum, Takahashi International Exchange Center Okayama. Japan )

1996 "International Tannan Art Festival Special Exhibition 100 Works"

     (Takefu City Hall. Fuku,i Japan)

1996 “Art Gallery Auction ‘96” (Art Gallery. Takefu. Japan)

1996 “Christmas Exhibition” (Gallery Rishium. Daejeon, Korea)

1995 "5 Korean Artist Exhibition”

     (The Fukui Chamber of Commerce & Industry Art Gallery. Japan)

1993 "Rainy green light-Boon Sun, LEE / Kyung Han, KIM 2Artist Exhibition"

     (Ginza KOMATSU Art Space, Tokyo, Japan)

1992 "From Yarn and Light Installation - Boon Sun, LEE / Kyung Han, KIM 2Artist Exhibition"

     (Gallery Space 21. Tokyo, Japan) 

1992 “Textile 8” (Gallery Space 21, Tokyo, Japan)

1992 ‘’92 International Show of Com-art’’ (Jangan Park. Suwon. Korea)

1991 "Boon Sun, LEE / Kyung Han, KIM 2Artist Exhibition" (Gallery Space21, Tokyo, Japan)

1991 “Sapporo Art Park of Crafts ” (Sapporo art Park. Hokkaido, Japan)

1991 “Textile Exhibition” (Tokyo Textile Forum, Tokyo, Japan)

Exhibitions by Associations

1993-2002 Korea Textile Association. Seoul, Busan, Korea

1993-2002 Busan Textile Arts Association. Busan, Korea. Fukuoka, Japan
1993-2002 Dong-A Textile Art Association. Busan, Korea