Yojae Lee born in Republic of Korea and now is living and working in Seoul. She received M.F.A. from Kookmin University. Awarded in 2015 with Silver Prize Taiwan International Metal Craft Competition and the Marzee Graduate Prize 2015.
StatementRevealing the Strangeness and Hidden Beauty.
In a circumstance where discomfort and negativity are experienced, we tend to withdraw our gaze.
To conceal repulsion itself, we embrace it with beauty.
Although an insect exists as a familiar being, we often forget about this.
Its value is only acknowledged when drawn with a flower or ornamented with jewelry.
My work begins from a straightforward view.
Each and every part of its body consisting of six legs, two feelers and skin…
My desire to express it the way it synchronizes and integrates with my imagination.
The discomfort resulting from being overly specific and explicit is expressed through the use of exaggerated size and unique texture
This not only comes as a shock and formidability, but also demonstrates intensive power and, thereby, makes a transition into
a surrealistic image.
People see what they want to see.
It is possible that my work could cause discomfort among some viewers and fascination among some other viewers.
Regardless, it is up to them to decide.
As I experience diverse emotions and reactions, I refreshingly encounter my work from their perspectives.
Fair 09 Mar 2022 - 13 Mar 2022 Schmuck 2022.
Exhibition 31 Oct 2021 - 13 Mar 2022 KORU 7 International contemporary jewellery exhibition.
Exhibition 08 Sep 2021 - 24 Oct 2021 JEWELS ON SALE JOYA 2021.
Fair 10 Mar 2021 - 14 Mar 2021 CANCELED / Schmuck 2021.
Exhibition 10 Mar 2021 - 10 Mar 2022 Schmuck 2021 Exhibition. The Yearly Famous Selection of Contemporary Jewellery. 83 Works by 63 Artists. Only at Klimt02.
Exhibition 22 Sep 2020 - 07 Oct 2020 Selected Artists at Growth & Evolution International Jewellery Exhibition 2020.
Exhibition 06 Nov 2019 - 11 Nov 2019 Strange Beauty by Yojae Lee.
Exhibition 30 May 2019 - 14 Jul 2019 Sarangbang. Korean Contemporary Jewelry.
Exhibition 22 May 2019 - 27 May 2019 Myo by Yojae Lee.
Exhibition 23 May 2018 - 07 Jun 2018 The enchanted moment.
Award giving 13 May 2018 - 13 May 2018 Gioielli in Fermento 2018 Winners.
Exhibition 13 May 2018 - 27 May 2018 Gioielli in Fermento 2018 Exhibition.
Award 13 May 2018 - 28 May 2018 Gioielli in Fermento Award 2018 8th edition.
Exhibition 25 Nov 2017 - 30 Dec 2017 Archipelago.
Exhibition 22 Jun 2017 - 02 Sep 2017 Summer symphony in lark’s heart.
Exhibition 12 May 2017 - 10 Jun 2017 Revealing the Strangeness and Hidden Beauty by Yojae Lee in Gothenburg.
Exhibition 21 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017 Revealing the Strangeness and Hidden Beauty by Yojae Lee.
Exhibition 10 Nov 2016 - 17 Jan 2017 Triple Parade exhibitions in Tianjin & Beijing.
Exhibition 14 Jul 2016 - 25 Sep 2016 20/20.
Fair 24 Feb 2016 - 01 Mar 2016 Schmuck 2016.
Award 29 Aug 2015 - 04 Oct 2015 Cominelli Foundation Award 2015.
Award 26 Jun 2015 - 13 Sep 2015 Taiwan International Metal Crafts Competition 2015.
Book: Growth & Evolution International Jewellery Exhibition. Sun, Herman. China Modern Publishing House Limited: Hong Kong, 2020
Article: 10 best single piece at Munich jewelry week 2016. Karin Roy Andersson And Sanna Svedestedt Carboo. AJF: Munich, 2016
Catalogue: Shumuck 2016. Internationale Handwerkmesse: Munich, 2016
Catalogue: Cominelli Foundation Award 2015 Exhibition. Cominelli Foundation: Cisano di san Felice, 2015
Magazine: Susanne Hammer, FAULT LINES. 2012
Magazine: Ketten. Susanne Hammer. 2011
Nevertheless, Vienna, S.124 - 131
Nevertheless, Vienna, S.124 - 131
Elvira CibottiBuenos Aires, Argentina
Kinga SulejDlutów, Poland
Felicia LiBeijing, China
Joana de Sousa HenriquesLisbon, Portugal
Linda van NiekerkTasmania, Australia
Regine SchwarzerAdelaide, Australia
Elisa Rosales JuegaBuenos Aires, Argentina
Xiaohe ShenNew York, United States
Youjin UmSeoul, South Korea
Helen Clara HemsleyCopenhagen, Denmark
Rachael ColleySheffield, United Kingdom
Karin Roy AnderssonGothenburg, Sweden
Tetyana KalyuzhnaKyiv, Ukraine
Vivienne VarayPullman, United States
Sogand NobaharMilan, Italy