The figures that appear in the mysterious landscape/portrait paintings of Woolim Lee project the artist’s utopian desire for protection and insulation from the consequences of a rapidly expanding and fiercely competitive modern world.  


In Lee’s symbolic universe, the animals, plants and figures are slightly floating rather than settled in reality.  The natural background, composed of trees, leaves and soft light envelope and surround human figures that exude a child-like innocence.

Lee who was born in Kyoungnam Province in South Korea, received both his BFA and MFA from Youngnam University and has exhibited at The Lotte Gallery in Seoul Korea, The Pyo Gallery in Beijing and The CAIS Gallery in Hong Kong as well as participating in a group exhibition at The Kumho Museum in Seoul Korea.