In Yoora Lee's work, the canvas takes on the appearance of images perceived through screens: blue filters and horizontal striations make up the whole of her paintings. Particularly nostalgic for the moments spent as a teenager in front of the television or on the Internet in the 90s, the artist seeks to live these feelings again. A time when South Korea enjoyed great economic prosperity and lived fully in the present without worrying about the future. The artist has vivid memories of this enchanted bubble. By borrowing certain cinematographic processes, such as framing or angles of view, the artist succeeds in transcribing these distant memories, now perceived with great melancholy and bitterness.
Yoora Lee was born in South Korea and lives and works in Los Angeles. Lee graduated with an MFA in Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2020. Solo exhibitions include Finding The Missing Half, T293 gallery, Rome, Italy (forthcoming); Anemone, Another Place, New York, US (2022); Fallen Sakura, PPP (Painters, Painting Paintings), Online, London, UK (2021); Burn In, Jude Gallery Chicago, US (2021). Group exhibitions include YOU ME ME YOU, Nicodim gallery, Los Angeles, US (2022); Seoul Pop up organised by Harper's and The Here and There Co, Shilla Hotel, Seoul (2022); Minutiae, Galerie Mighela Shama, Geneva (2022); Harmonious Arrangement, Half Gallery, Los Angeles, US (2022).