Featured Artist: IL LEE

Art & Design

If you follow us on Pinterest, you’ll know we’ve got a great board up right now that is for our trend predictions on 2012. We think there’s gonna be a bit more drama this new year; more movement, more feeling, more personality. Things with an ethereal quality. But things aren’t going to be gaudy; there will still be an element of elegance and sophistication. Things won’t be overdone, they will be done just right. We think Il Lee’s work perfectly embodies these feelings.

Made with what appears to be ballpoint pen and paper, lots and lots and lots of lines swirl and interact on the page to create a monochromatic world. Though it might seem as if there’s not a ton going on at first, delving into this work you see that these geometric worlds of emotion and feeling are created, drawing you in. More here.

What do you think Il Lee’s work? Best comment wins us saying “good job!” to you. 


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  1. Maggie

    Jan 5, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Il Lee works are quite amazing and his vision unique especially given they are all created using ballpoint and typically on very large canvases or pieces of paper — think size of a wall. Often calm and pleasing as Rothko but made up of individual large strokes. They are remnants of furious energy. The one at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC was ink-less ballpoint on canvas (like the red work above). Great find.

    • Adrienne Breaux

      Jan 5, 2012 at 6:08 pm

      Oh thanks for the info on the inkless red one…I was wondering how that was done but couldn’t find any more info on it. And I thought that they might be huge…but wall size sounds amazing. That’s something you can really get lost in. Thank you so much for commenting with that info! Love it.

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