Art Talk 수다방 #2

Art Talk 수다방 #2

Who: 이소영 Ellee SY Lee
When: Tuesday, Feb 20th 7-9PM
Where: Laird Art Gallery

Please join us for an ‘Art Talk 수다방‘ with Ellee SY Lee.
Come learn about her art practices, ask questions and get inspired.
This event is for KASC members only.
이소영 Ellee SY Lee

Ellee SY Lee is a Korean-Canadian, Toronto-based artist. She was an abstract painter after majoring in drawing and painting at OCAD University in 2006. However, her personal situation had made it hard for her to keep painting. She had to go back to Korea in 2010 and worked as a manager at a private school. As the years passed, her longing for art grew stronger. So, she returned to Canada and started painting again in 2020. Now, she appreciates art and enjoys painting more than ever before.

Artist Statement
I make imaginary paintings that oscillate between abstraction and representation, exploring forms, mark making, perspectives, and painting styles. I find inspiration in a wide range of sources: personal memories, nature, philosophical notions of the Eastern and Western, scientific views on the world, and other artworks like that of Post impressionism, Spiritual abstraction, Post-pop landscapes, and more. The strange aspect of painting which gives a sense of connectivity and sensibility keeps fascinating me and makes me continue to experiment painting on its visuality. Moreover, through painting, I want to embrace naturalness, simplicity, and spontaneity, hoping that it can offer a vicarious escape and temporary respite from a fatiguing and monotonous world.