Jungjin Lee’s work comfortably straddles the media of photography and painting. While the technique is photographic, the sensibilities are painterly and their confluence gives rise to artwork that is sui generis. A carefully prepared photographic image is printed in the traditional manner that originated in the 19th century. Paper – in this case mulberry paper – is made sensitive to light and the image is then projected and chemically developed onto the paper. The craft and skill in making this is matched by a unique understanding of choosing the right subject matter with an obvious predilection for the elemental: water, earth, trees and sky and clouds.
Jungjin Lee was born in Korea and currently lives in New York. Her work has been exhibited widely in the United States, Europe and Korea and is in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Los County Museum of Art, to name but a few. She has published more than ten books, including the celebrated Unnamed Road (2014) and Wind (2009).
One print of the edition is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.