Born 1959 in Jeju island, South Korea
Modern Beak-ja (Korean white porcelain) artist, Lee helped to shape the ceramic sculpture ‘Do-Jo’ that emerged in the 1980s in South Korea with his striking and distinctive hand-built abstract ceramics. ‘Rectangular Ritual Vessel’ is one of his masterpieces and his most radical form made of traditional white porcelain. It features a complex structure that requires great skill to achieve. Retaining the textures created through making, restless finger marks and nail pinches that work to stitch and join slabs are visible throughout.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA
Yeoju Ceramic Art Museum, Yeoju, South Korea
Gwangju Joseon Royal Kiln Museum, Gwangju, South Korea
Chungang University Ceramic Arts Research Centre, South Korea