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Hyunmoo Lee (Korea)

Still Life

Hyunmoo Lee, Scissors, from the series Still Life, 2012. Courtesy of the artist


When I look at the faces of elderly people, I feel like peeking into their lives. I have a similar feeling about the objects around me. Even though they are mass-produced in factories, they become the only one in the world when I take a look at them from different points of view. Some objects have an eerie character, some have a sexy one, and still others have a subtle one. I have worked on this project with a 4 x 5 camera and paper negatives.

Hyunmoo Lee


Korean artist Hyunmoo Lee studied photography at Kyungil University, Gyeongsan City Korea and Dawson College, Westmount, Quebec. In 2014, he received Gachang Art Studio Seoul’s Amado Art Space Photography Award and had his first solo exhibition there, V escape. Since then, he has exhibited his work at various spaces including the Hongik Museum of Art, Hongik University, Seoul; Jung Gallery, Seoul; and Space Gachang, Daegu, Korea. He is also the recipient of a 2016 artist residency at Gachang Art Studio, Daegu Foundation for Culture, Korea. His photographs have been published in several magazines including Photography Masterclass Magazine, Monthly Photography, Misulesegye, Photo Dot, and Artist Portfolio Magazine.


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