JeeYoung Lee

Since 2007,  Lee JeeYoung shoots the invisible. Whereas traditional photography submits extracts of reality to our eyes, the artist offers excerpts from her heart, her memory, or her dreams. Restrained by the inherent limits of the conventional photographic medium, she adds plastic creativity and theatrical performance to it, in order to blow life into her immense needs of expression, and interrogation.


For weeks, sometimes months, she creates the fabric of a universe born from her mind within the confines of her 3 x 6 m studio. She does so with infinite minutiae and extraordinary patience, in order to exclude any ulterior photographic alteration. Thus materialised, these worlds turn real and concretise : imagination reverts to the tangible and the photo imagery of such fiction testify as to their reality.  In the midst of each of these sets stands the artist : those self-portraits however are never frontal, since it is never her visual aspect she shows, but rather her quest for an identity, her desires and her frame of mind. Her creations act as a catharsis which allows her to accept social repression and frustrations. The moment required to set the stage gives her time to meditate about the causes of her interior conflicts and hence exorcise them; once experienced, they in turn become portents of hope.


Recipient of multiple artistic awards including the Sovereign Art Prize (2012), JeeYoung Lee is one the the most promising up-and-rising figureheads of the younger Korean artistic world. Following the huge success of her first solo show outside of Korea with OPIOM Gallery in 2014, her work was seen 500 000 times on Reddit in just 2 days and has been featured in the worldwide media from the USA to China (all international editions of the Huffington Post, NBC news, CNN international, France 3 National news, China Daily, etc.).

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Don't Panic: These fantasy worlds will make you squirm

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CNN Style
23.12.2016
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Berlin Poche
01.04.2015
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A Cosa Serve Sognare

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D Reppublica
28.03.2015
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Mundos de ensueo creados en un pequeo estudio

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Noticias Caracol, CO
17.09.2014
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Tankelandskaber

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Udvikling DK
01.07.2014
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Korean artist creates fantasy worlds

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CNN International
04.04.2014
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Only in Dreams

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Groove Magazine, KO
01.04.2014
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Explore the Mind

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Harper's Bazaar, MY
01.03.2014
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Sweet Dreams

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Holland Herald (KLM), NL
01.03.2014
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Alptraumdeutung

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Art Magazin, DE
01.03.2014
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Suenos encerrados en un cuarto

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El Pais, ES
25.02.2014
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Il palcoscenico di JeeYoung Lee

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Internazionale, IT
25.02.2014
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BLINK* magazine, KO
21.02.2014
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Le Soir, BE
13.02.2014
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Heute, AT
05.02.2014
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HN style, SK
05.02.2014
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MD Mag, DE
01.02.2014
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Le Monde Enchant de Lee JeeYoung

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ParisMatch.com
17.12.2013
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Artist transforms small studio into stunning dreamscapes

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Today.com
13.12.2013
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Lee Jeeyoung : Stage of Mind

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DiePresse.com
12.12.2013
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Artist Creates Surreal Scenes in Tiny Studio

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ABCNews.com
11.12.2013
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This Photographer Builds Intricate Scenes In Her Flat. Jaw-Dropping!

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Buzzfeed.com
10.12.2013
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All change: the tiny room that can be anything you want it to be

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TheGuardian.co.uk
10.12.2013
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The fantasty Boxroom

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TheDailyMail.co.uk
10.12.2013
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Convierte su estudio en escenarios surrealistas sin una pizca de Photoshop

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Yahoo, ES
09.12.2013
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XinHuaNet.com
09.12.2013
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ChinaDaily.com.cn
09.12.2013
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JeeYoung Lee, un'artista sudcoreana crea delle incredibili scenografie, senza photoshop

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L'Huffington Post, IT
09.12.2013
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Vivas.fi
09.12.2013
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L'artiste JeeYoung Lee transforme son studio en pays des merveilles

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HuffingtonPost.fr
07.12.2013
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This Isn't Photoshopped: 23 Mondblowing Photos From Artist JeeYoung Lee Shot In Her Tiny Studio

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The Huffington Post UK
07.12.2013
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Artist Turns Her Small Studio Room Into Surreal Dreamscapes Without Utilizing Photoshop

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WorldNewsPress.net
07.12.2013
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Reality Takes a Break In Stunning Photo Exhibit

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YahooNews.com
06.12.2013
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Fantasia tra le pareti: niente ritocchi negli autoritratti di JeeYoung Lee

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LaRepubblica, IT
06.12.2013
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GansuDaily.com.cn
06.12.2013
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Korean Artist JeeYoung Lee Transforms Studio Into Incredible Scenes (No Photoshop!!!)

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Booooooom.com
06.12.2013
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23 Gorgeous Photos That You Won't Believe Weren't Photoshopped

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BusinessInsider.com
06.12.2013
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Artist Turns Her Small Studio Room Into Surreal Dreamscapes Without Using Photoshop

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BoredPanda.com
05.12.2013
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JeeYoung Lee's Inscredible (Non-Photoshopped) Installations Created In Her Tiny Studio

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BeautifulDecay.com
05.12.2013
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None of These Awesome Photos Has Been Digitally Modified

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Sploid.Gizmodo.com
04.12.2013
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Korean Artist Transforms Her Small Studio Into Dreamlike Worlds Without Photoshop

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Demilked.com
04.12.2013
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Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Her Tiny Studio Into Absurdly Elaborate Non-Digital Dreamscapes

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ThisIsColossal.com
04.12.2013
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Artist Creates Elaborate Non-Photoshopped Scenes In Her Small Studio

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MyModernMet.com
03.12.2013
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