Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My most recent art crush: Lee Jae-Hyo

(1965, South Korea)

Lee Jae-hyo was born in 1965 in Hapchen, Korea. He graduated from Hong-ik University with a degree in Plastic Art. He assembles natural materials such as wood pieces, branches and leaves, or iron nails, into three-dimensional works which have elegant forms and also convey a strong contemporary mood. He has had many solo exhibitions in Korea, Japan, China, the United Kingdom and the United States. He has won a number of honours, including Grand Prize of Osaka Triennial (1998), Young Artist of the Day presented by the Ministry of Culture of Korea (1998) and Prize of Excellence in the 2008 Olympic Landscape Sculpture Contest. His works are widely appreciated and adored by art collectors in Asia, Europe and America.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy as a freshly washed kitten laying in the sun on a pink towel!

This has been a grueling summer. In fact, it can't even be called summer, because it lacked the essentials of summer goodness: increased melanin, naps, marathons of the TV variety, reading, reading, reading, boredom, travel. Instead, this has been the summer of toiling on the anthology and being pasty. But relief is in sight! We'll be in Galle, Sri Lanka from July 23rd to August 6th.

We'll be going here:

And staying here:

And how do I feel about this?

(This photo was taken by a very talented and wonderful VCUQ student.)