LEE BAE

Presentation

The pictorial and abstract universe of LEE Bae, a Korean artist, concentrates on one evocative power: the material. He creates with perfect alchemy an essential equilibrium between charcoal’s profound black for his abstract forms, and the milky white color obtained thanks to resin and extremely smooth successive layers of acrylic paint, that make the real skin of his paintings. These gracious lines are like shadows in weightlessness; without references, they are mental images that the artist repeats on canvas in a methodic way in order to give them life and reveal this striking contrast between force and lightness. This abstract form is self-sufficient without an anecdotal or narrative aspect. It demonstrates its real nature, its essence, offering to the painting a zone of energy, purity and spirituality.

Biography

Born in 1956, Chung-Do, Korea; Lives and works in Paris, France.

1976
MFA Department of Fine Arts; University of Hongik Graduate School of Arts in Seoul, Korea.

1990
Begins to work in Paris, France
 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
- Plus de Lumière, Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence, France.
- Black Mapping, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France.

2017
- Mir Gallery, Pohang, Korea.

2016
- Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan, France.
- Château de Chaumont-sur-Loire, Chaumont-sur-Loire, France.
- Musée des Beaux-Arts de Vannes, Vannes, France.

2015    
- Musée Guimet, Paris, France.

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

2013    
- Holly Hunt, New York, USA.

2012    
- P&C Gallery, Daegu, Korea.

2011    
- Modern Art Museum, Saint Etienne, France.
- Nicholas Robinson Gallery, New York, USA.
- Galerie RX, Paris, France.
- Galerie IBU, Paris, France.
- Winter Gallery, Wiesbaden, Germany

2010    
- 604 Gallery, Busan, Korea.
- Seok Gallery, Daegu, Korea.
- Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, USA.

2009     
- Today Art Museum, Beijing, China.
- White Box Gallery, New-York, USA.
- Art Paris Solo Show, Paris, France.
- Seok Gallery, Daegu, Korea.

2008     
- HakGoJae Gallery, Seoul, Korea.
- Galerie RX, Paris, France.
- Artist of the Year, Korean Cultural Center, Paris, France.

2007    
- HakGoJae Gallery, Seoul, Korea.

2006     
- Galerie RX, Paris, France.

2005     
- Ci-Gong Gallery, Daegu, Korea.
- Gallery M, Daegu, Korea.
- Kawafune Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
- IBU Gallery, Paris, France.

2004    
- FIAC (Galerie Ci-Gong), Paris, France.

2003    
- Jo-Hyun Gallery, Busan, Korea.
- Galerie Ci-Gong Gallery, Daegu, Korea.

2000    
- National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea.
- Galerie Ci-Gong, Daegu, Korea.
- Gana Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea.
- Gong-Gan Gallery, Busan, Korea.

1999    
- Galerie Ci-Gong, Daegu, Korea.
- SIAF, (Gana Art Center), Seoul, Korea.
- Galerie Gong-Gan, Busan, Korea.

1998     
- Galerie Gana-Beaubourg, Paris, France.

1997    
- Galerie Ci-Gong, Daegu, Korea.
- Williy d'Huysser Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.

1996     
- Seo Mi Gallery, Seoul, Korea.

1995
- Galerie Ci-Gong, Daegu, Korea.

1994    
- Bellefroid Gallery, Paris, France.

1993     
- Espace Artsenal, Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France.

1991    
- Espace Bateau-Lavoir, Paris, France.

1988     
- Soo Gallery, Seoul, Korea.

1986     
- Kyung-In Gallery, Seoul, Korea.

1983    
- Ci-Gong Soo, Daegu, Korea.

1982    
- Ci-Gong Kwan- Hoon, Seoul, Korea.
 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
-EXPO Chicago, Galerie RX, Chicago, USA.

2018
-Hong Kong Art Basel, Johyung Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2017
-FIAC, Galerie Perrotin, Grand Palais, Paris, France
-Hong Kong Art Basel, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong, China
-Art Central Hong Kong, Johyun Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2016
- ART 16, London's Global Art Fair, Olympia of London with Galerie RX, London, United Kingdom.
- ArtParis, Art Paris Art Fair 2016 with Galerie RX, Paris, France.
- Festival Chaumont-sur-Loire, France.
- Festival for the France-Korea Year at the Domaine de Kerguenec, France.
- Winter, Galerie RX, Paris, France.
- KIAF, Johyun Gallery, P&C Gallery, Seoul, South Korea.
- Changwon Sculpture Biennale, Changwon, South Korea.
- Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea.

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

2014  
- Overcoming the Modern, Dansaekhwa, The Korean Monochrome Movement, Alexander Gray Gallery, New York, USA.
- Busan Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art, Busan, Korea.

2013     
-
Année Le Nôtre, 1613 - 2013, les nouvelles folies françaises, Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en Laye, France.
- Festival international de dessin, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Rijeka, Croatia.

2012
- Plaisir, Galerie RX, Paris, France.

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

2010    
- International architectural ceramic exhibition, Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Gimhae, Korea.

2009    
- Emptiness and Fullness, Espace Commines, Paris, France.
- Paris – Seoul, Hangaram Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2008    
- International textile and art documenta, Daegu Culture and Arts Center, Korea.

2007    
- Abu Dhabi Art Fair, UAE.  

2006    
- Look on Korean Contemporary Art, Gallery Jean Fournier, Paris, France.
- Christianity in contemorary Art, Lumen Gallery, Paris, France.
- Frontier, Montparnasse Museum, Paris, France
- I BU Galerie, Paris, France.

1999    
- Nature in Contemporary, The Museum of Natural History, Paris, France.
- Berlin-Seoul, Berlin Municipal Communal Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
- Area of Paniting, Ci-Gong Gallery, Deagu, Korea.

1997    
- Independant, Tokyo Metropolitan Musuem, Tokyo, Japan.

1996    
- 21st Century’s Prospect, Korex, Seoul, Korea.
- Aspect of Korean contemporary Art°'90, Tokyo National Musuem of Modern art, Tokyo; Osaka International Museum of Contemporary art, Osaka, Japan.
- Black and white, Seo Mi Gallery, Seoul, Korea.
- Seven spaces in one places, Manufactures des Oeillets, Ivry, France.

1995    
- Another dimension, Espace Artsenal, Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France.

1994    
- New and powerful art from Artsenal,  Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France.
- 94 Daegu workshop, Galerie Ci-Gong, Daegu, Korea.

1993    
- Three Korean Artsits, Bellefroid Gallery, Paris, France.
- Biennale sud 92, Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France.

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

1991 
- Europe Factory, Center for Contemporary Art, Pantin, France.
- Young artists, Korean Cultural Center, New York, USA.

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

1987    
- The Korean Young, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea.
- Heteredoxe, Korean Cultural Center, New York, USA.
 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Artbank of South Korea, Gwacheon/Seoul, South Korea
Baruj Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
Busan Museum of Art, Busan, South Korea
Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Gimhae, South Korea
CNAP(Centre National des Arts Plastiques), Paris, France
Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, South Korea
Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, South Korea
FNAC(Fonds National d’art Contemporain), Paris, France
Fondation Carmignac, Paris, France
Fondation Colas, Paris, France
Gyeongnam Art Museum, Gyeongnam, South Korea
Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju, South Korea
Leeum-Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Ministry of Culture and Communication, Paris, France
Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Saint-Étienne, France
Musée des Beaux-Arts – La Cohue, Vannes, France
Musée National des Arts Asiatiques – Guimet, Paris, France
Museum of Art of Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon/Seoul, South Korea
Privada Allegro Foundation, Madrid, Spain
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
 

PUBLICATIONS

2014    
- « Lee Bae », Hyundai Gallery, Korea.
- « The streams rise in the firmament », Daegu Art Museum, Korea.
- « Lee Bae », Fondation Fernet-Branca, Saint-Louis, France.

2011    
- « Lee Bae », Editions Skira. Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint Etienne, France.

2009    
- « Lee Bae », Ed. White Box, limited edition.

2008    
- « Lee Bae 2008.9.3 – 9.25 », Ed. HakGojae Gallery, Seoul, Korea.
- « Vers l’intérieur LEE Bae », Ed. Korean Cultural Center, Paris.

2007    
- « Lee Bae », text Philippe Piguet, Ed. HakGoJae Galley, Seoul, Korea.

2005    
- « Lee Bae, rencontre », text Henri-François Debailleux, Ed. Ci-Gong Gallery.

2000    
- « Artists of the Year 2000 Lee, Bae », National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea, Ed.Jung, Korea.

 

AWARDS

2013      - Priwe from the National Association of Art Critics, Korea.

2009      - Artist of the Year, Korean Cultural Center, Paris, France.

2000      - Artist of the Year, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea.