Lives and works in Seoul, Korea
Since the Industrial Revolution, the politics, society, and culture of Asian countries were briskly restructured into the wave of westernization.
Today, Korea also lives in a social structure where tradition overlays on the exterior of westernization.
The theme of this work, 'Coagulated Time', was designed to observe the past, present, and future of overlying cultures through the heterogeneous permutation of tradition and westernization.
'Coagulated Time' visually expresses overlying cultures by heterogeneously coalescing traditional and western symbolic elements through the paper collage technique.
'Coagulated Time', a series of works, combines the 'Korean traditional hat', a symbol of the Joseon Dynasty, and modern fashion elements to reveal the cross-section of two cultures that overlap.
Coagulated Time : Nangja
Coagulated Time : Yangban
Coagulated Time : Hallyang
Coagulated Time : Assi
Coagulated Time : Cheoja
Coagulated Time : Shaman
Blending : Bongwhang
Blending : Gravity
Xpression No. 1
Yongil Lee (born 1974, Seoul) is a visual designer and visual artist, creating experimental works at the border between design and art.
He is currently running a design-based startup in Korea, and has won the Merit Award at 'Design for Asia' and the Best Design Company Award at the 'Korea Design Exhibition'.
He is active in Korea and produces various works on the subject of culture.