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    Jeahyo Lee: 0121-1110=106052, 2006

Jaehyo Lee creates bewildering forms from simple materials and high-craft

Posted by Bryony Quinn,

Jaehyo Lee is a Korean artist who has a very distinctive way of manipulating form, not just through moulding but by cutting, in a way totally un-compromised by the natural shape of the original material. Working with basic materials, Jaehyo performs simple albeit labour-intensive operations, in particular, with nails in charred wood. The nails protrude in a perfectly measured surface, their heads bent in strategic directions so that the overall impression is one of movement and changing depth with each nail looking like a mark on paper. These meticulously constructed physical drawings are a bewildering thing in the flesh and lucky for us in London, they are now on show at the Hada Contemporary until May 30.

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    Jeahyo Lee: 0121-1110=105102, 2005

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    Jeahyo Lee: 0121-1110=1090516, 2009

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    Jeahyo Lee: 0121-1110=108063, 2008

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    Jeahyo Lee: 0121-1110=108084, 2008

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    Jeahyo Lee: 0121-1110=106052, 2006

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    Jeahyo Lee: 0121-1110=109122, 2009


Posted by Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.