Sumin Lee

lees840@newschool.edu

Untitled 1

(20 x 20 in)
Acrylic, Gel Medium, Gauze on Canvas

Untitled II

(20 x 20 in)
Acrylic, Gel Medium, Gauze on Canvas

Untitled III

(40 x 40 in)
Acrylic, Gel Medium, Gauze on Canvas

Untitled IV

(40 x 40 in)
Acrylic, Gel Medium, Gauze on Canvas

Artist Statement

My work is abstract and serves as a platform to investigate and suggest different ways to express my identity. It is heavily based on my relationship with myself and inspired by my cultural background as well. I create my works on square canvases with a centered circle. Even though my works are created in the same process, my color choices are intuitive. There are hand stretched cotton gauze material overlaid on the circle. The idea of doing something with my hands repetitively feels therapeutic and therefore this repetitive labor has become a very strong part of my practice. As a group of works, they all look very similar but at the same time each piece is unique to its own. By creating similar paintings with the identical process over and over again it becomes almost spiritual in a way and is meditative. Though I go through the same processes to create the paintings, the outcomes all have their unique outcome.