Self-taught South Korean up-and-comer Minjae Lee is certainly someone worth looking out for in the near future – at only 19 years of age this artistic prodigy will soon find himself engulfed in enormous commercial success. His portraits are dramatically explosive and frought with tension and dramatic expression.
Working with basic art tools (such as markers, acrylics, pens, crayons, etc), he manages to juxtapose the beautiful, sensual and sublime with an aggressive dose of loud colour and detailed surrealism. Constantly evolving in his work, he evokes a visceral sense of eclectic darkness compounded with innocence and light. The way he portrays the female form is at once dreamlike and visually arresting. They draw us into their dangerous and exquisite beauty.
No doubt the commercial world will be clamoring at his doorstep soon enough!
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