Works on Paper 2017
As a compliment to her paintings, Hyunmee Lee’s works on paper provide the artist with the opportunity to explore the textural and conceptual potential of paper as a medium. Her works largely draw inspiration from nature and the examination of the interplay between the conscious and unconscious mind. As a medium, paper lends itself well to experimentation, giving the artist the opportunity to explore new ideas for paintings, as well as to create complete works in their own right. Lee’s works on paper reflect her signature balance of expressive gestural energy tempered with thoughtful sensitively. In her current works, Lee experiments with printmaking tools. Shapes and forms float and interact, complimented by restrained touches of color. Paper provides Lee with the opportunity to achieve techniques she could not otherwise accomplish with painting.