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LEE EUN CHAE

Yi Eun Chae

Fire is a medium which unlocks the world of daydreams inherent in man and opens up to forgotten memories. Fire is a physical imagination, and the original form of the fundamental image that revives memories. Candles, although a form of fire, are fundamentally different from fire. The candle, of all matters in the world that cause us to daydream, is one of the main factors that produces images in our minds, and activates our imagination.

Therefore, candles are like ‘sensible symbols’ or ‘sensible objects’. As a sensible symbol, the candle makes man think. The ‘symbols of fire’ in candles revive ingrained memories in man through the ‘materiality of fire’, visualizing them into a synesthesia illusion. Thus, the daydreams of candles resurrect hidden memories in men, transforming ‘sensible symbols’ into ‘synesthesiac symbols’. The imaginary space and surrealistic images through such process, transports us from the past to the present, making space-times coexist and surpass each other.

The ‘symbols of fire’ in my work, such as ‘candles’, ‘lamps’ and other plant-like images of fire, are represented as ‘memory’ and imaginary space of synesthesia through the ‘visional qualities of fire’.-

EDUCATION


2006 B.F.A. Department of Fine Art, Sejong University, Seoul, Korea
2012 M.F.A. Department of Fine Art, Sejong University, Seoul, Korea
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 Candles at Midday, Bupyeong History Museum, Incheon, Korea
2012 Candlelit Morning, Sejong Hotel Sejong Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2010 Through the Diffused Candlelight, Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 Locality & Juncture : Figurative Art Today, Gukje Art Museum, Daegu, Korea
2012 CAYAF2012-LOOKING THROUGH TODAY, KINTEX, Goyang, Korea
2012 CUTTING EDGE, Horim Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2012 A Room with a View, Keumsan Gallery, Heyri, Korea
2011 The Flower is the Hope, Keumsan Gallery, Heyri, Korea
2011 Emerging Young Artists’ Award, Keumsan Gallery , Seoul, Heyri, Korea
2011 INSA ART FESTIVAL ‘ART to DESIGN ‘, Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2010 Danwon Gallery, Ansan, Korea
2009 ASYAAF-‘We meet the future’, DSC Old Bldg, Seoul, Korea
ART FAIRS

2013 Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair, Conrad Hotel, Seoul, Korea
2013 New Caledonia Hotel Art Fair, Korea
2013 Le Meridien Noumea Hotel, New Caledonia
2013 Art Show Busan, Korea
2013 BEXCO, Busan, Korea
2012 Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair, Westin Chosun Hotel, Seoul, Korea
2012 New Caledonia Hotel Art Fair, New Caledonia
2012 Le Meridien Noumea Hotel, New Caledonia
2012 Art Show Busan, Korea
2012 BEXCO, Busan, Korea
2012 Spoon Art Fair, Hong Kong
2012 Grand Hyatt Hotel, Hong Kong
2012 Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong
2012 30th Korea Galleries Art Fair, COEX, Seoul, Korea
2011 10th Korea International Art Fair, Korea
2011 COEX, Seoul2011 Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Seoul, Korea
2011 3th Art Road 77 Art Fair 2011-With Art, With Artist, Gallery Book House, Heyri, Korea
2011 29th Korea Galleries Art Fair, COEX, Seoul, Korea
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Astoria Hotel, Seoul, Korea
Korea Development Bank, Seoul, Korea
Korea Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Milano, Milano, Italia
Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chicago,Chicago, U.S.A