Born in Damyang of Jeonnam province, Lee Leenam graduated from Chosun University in Korea with an undergraduate degree in sculpture and a doctorate degree in Fine Arts. He also completed a PhD program in Media Art at the Graduate School of Communication and Arts of Yonsei University. In his digital reinterpretation of classical masterpieces that reveal nature's wonders and life's aura, he attempts to breathe new meaning and vitality into each pixel of image. With more than eight hundred exhibitions, both solo and group in countries like Belgium, China, Qatar, New York, Singapore and Paris under his belt, Lee continues to expand his horizons globally.
His signature works include "Parkyeon Waterfall," what Geomjae Jeongseon called "a rhapsody that flows from the heavens" and "Cartoon-folding screen" which shows many faces of modern civilization inside a classical painting through the display of interaction among cartoon characters, seasonal transformations, icons and symbols of art, society and war. At the 2016 Busan Biennale, he was the first Korean artist to present a virtual reality artwork using Google's Tilt Brush technology. In 2017, Lee received Best Artist Award and People's Choice Award at the 3rd Annual Nanjing International Art Festival chosen by art critics and audience, among others and his works are included in the collections of Incheon International Airport, National Library of Korea, United Nations headquarters in New York, and numerous prominent museums such as the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Suning Art Museum and the Zebrastraat Museum in Belgium.
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