Lee, who once traveled and lived in Kyoto, mostly uses literati bonsai and nature as the theme for his ink paintings, recording the scenery and moss stones during his travels, and having a dialogue with nature in a quiet state of mind.
Lee’s ink paintings highly pursue the manifestation of ink color. He repeatedly dyes on silk to explore ink colors’ nature and characteristics. White space is used to bring out the mysterious ink motion and a modest & silent Zen feeling. A very poetic and ethereal artistic conception, painting mountains and bonsai. From the mist in the early morning to the silence of night, Lee narrates the ever-changing scenes in the passage of time, and expresses it through the experience of object observations.