Art Global Talent Art Prize Portfolio

Seung-jun Lee: 3rd winner of the Global Talent Art Prize (5th edition)

We are pleased to announce our collaboration with the Global Talent Art Prize. We are excited to introduce the main winners of their 5th edition. Here is the portfolio of the 3rd winner, Seung-jun Lee, a talented artist from Korea.

‘I’d still wear your heels for you’, graphite, housepaint, packing tape transfer on paper, 8.2 x 9 ft, 2023

Seung-jun Lee’s work seats him in a rocking chair that rocks between the following time settings: past, present, and future. The idea of creating layers of shape and experience, accumulating them into a cloud, drawing instinctive connection. This layering process allows him to time-travel, overlapping experiences on one another, erasing marks made in the past or creating marks in-between present and future. The labor and time consumed during the development of the work is the same as the metamorphosis of a seed to a plant. The idea (seed) is planted into the soil while the climate (layering) renders the seed into its final form. Eventually, the plant either takes the raw form of a fragile drawing on paper or a hand-built ceramic that intertwine imagery from nature and media culture. Alas, he is a swinging pendulum, constantly traveling through time. Using graphite and clay as the mediator to layer a world that revolves around the past-present-future time simultaneously, visually stimulating the intersection of the three time zones in a balanced manner. The intersections consist of the scent of nostalgia and growth, the potential movement, and decisions that were bound to happen. If the pendulum swings too far in one direction it will come back the other way. His practice is the study of balancing the pendulum to an adequate swing. Time is gold to him.

‘Petal games and inward blooms, all these missed calls make me see red differently’, chrome pencil on cut paper, shadow modification using graphite, 4.5×7.2 ft, 2024

‘Greene Ideology’, Wood, shadow modification using graphite, chrome pencil on paper, 6.8 x 5 ft, 2024

‘To the hasty poet’, graphite and colored pencil on paper, 5.5 x 5 ft, 2023

‘Wet Package’ (fragment), graphite, colored pencil, packing tape transfer, 5.5 x 5 ft, 2023

‘Dasies today, roses tomorrow, oh I’m exhausted bumble bee’, colored pencil, graphite, reflective tape on paper, 6.5 x 5 ft, 2023

‘City Fumes’, colored pencil and graphite on paper, 45 x 30 inches, 2023

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