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JeeYoung Lee’s Hand-Built Fantasy Worlds


"Recently graduated from Seoul’s Hongik University in her native South Korea, JeeYoung Lee shoots the invisible. Whereas traditional photography submits extracts of reality to our eyes, the artist offers excerpts from her heart, her memory, or her dreams. Restrained by the inherent limits of the conventional photographic medium, she adds plastic creativity and theatrical performance to it, in order to blow life into her immense needs of expression, and interrogation." - Opiom Gallery
For weeks , sometimes months, she creates the fabric of a universe born from her mind within the confines of her 3 x 6 m studio. She does so with infinite minutiae and extraordinary patience, in order to exclude any ulterior photographic alteration. Thus materialised, these worlds turn real and concretise : imagination reverts to the tangible and the photo imagery of such fiction testify as to their reality. In the midst of each of these sets stands the artist : those self-portraits however are never frontal, since it is never her visual aspect she shows, but rather her quest for an identity, her desires and her frame of mind. Her imaginary is a catharsis which allows her to accept social repression and frustrations. The moment required to set the stage gives her time to meditate about the causes of her interior conflicts and hence exorcise them; once experienced, they in turn become portents of hope.


image source: opiomgallery via hifructose

42 comments

Shereeeen ♥ said...

Wow! This is amazing <3 Love the floral one as it's sooo pretty X
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Sandra Martinez said...

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Jackie Harrison said...

OMG these are amazing the mice one creepy now I call the genius art.
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S said...

So cool pics!!!
A bit creepy, but very cool!
Love the one with flowers!
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Lauren said...

Wow! All of these are very cool!

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Amy Fashion Blog said...

beautiful art work

Dajana P. said...

This is amazing!

Melane Magdalena said...

Oh wow, all these photo's are so cleverly shot and made! I love it!

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ravenlocks said...

These are insane and I love it! I saw these photos a while ago. I was impressed that it was just ONE person who put this all together. So creative! Thanks for sharing :)

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Rinako グレー said...

OMG, I love these photos! *___*

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Jen27 said...

I have seen her work before and it's absolutely mind-blowing. So colourful, creative, and other-worldly. Thanks for sharing, Kenny! :)

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Dressed with soul said...

Wow, these pictures are so great!

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Hoda Katebi said...

ohhh my gosh! I had seen a few of these before on tumblr but now matter how many times I see them I'm still in awe! These photos are so breathtaking and it would be so amazing to just watch her create these! Thanks again for another great post, Kenny! I love your blog! xx

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- spoonstories- said...

I like the flowers and the second one with the clouds!

Manuela Muratore said...

amazing photos
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Jess said...

Wow so funny! Really cool post! =)

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The Style Maze said...

I love these pictures, they are just amazing! I saw them a while ago and I never can get enough of them ;)

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Sam said...

Wow, really unique and creative designs! I appreciate your comment hun...Have a great Friday!

Marie Huang said...

Wow those photos are stunning! They're so dream like! I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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Sartorial Diner said...

Love these gorgeous and creative photos!

crafty-zone said...

Your photoshoots are always amazing and charming! and this one is masterpiece!

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Emily Tang said...

amazing picture
I like them
wonder how she made it
MY-Emily

Isotta Bosi said...

I'm so in love with these pictures! Amazing :) the last one is my favourite! How about following each other via GFC/Bloglovin'/Instagram/FB page? I would love to :) just let me know on my blog and I'll make sure to follow back asap! Have a nice day babe xx
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Marta Pérez said...

Amazing photos!

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saralookbook · Theprettythings said...

GREAT PICS ! ;D

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Nery Hdez said...

Fab !!

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Paulina said...

Awesome photos, love it!!

Kylie R. said...

Beautiful photos! Every detail is simply fascinating and interesting to me. What a talent!

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Sara Di Carlo said...

Wow.. what a beautiful pics :)

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Lary Mello said...

wooow! i love this pics!!
She is amazing! :D
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Tejinder Kaur said...

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Mary said...

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Suvarna Gold said...

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Lia Crystal said...

Wow, very inspirative pics and talented photographer. :)
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Oksana said...

Beautiful pictures!!
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Lucy said...

Stunning pics Kenny! Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

These are marvelous! I feel like I'm being transported into a realm of fantasy!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Laura said...

OMG! What an amazing post!

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The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

Amazing pics!

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Pril del Rosario said...

wow those are amazing! very creative! :)

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Ewelinachiclifestyle Ewelina said...

sooooooooooooo innovative and so, so different from what I've seen. Awesome pictures

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Gabrielle at Find Me Those Heels said...

These photos take me to such a happy place when looking at them! Fantasy is the best type of reality! :)

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