Kanghoon Lee

Kanghoon Lee is a visual artist lived and studied in Korea, Japan, and the United States. He completed his BFA degree from School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and MFA degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in the United States. In his recent work, he has focused on essence of human being rooted in human relationship. According to his statement, “Human relationship itself is essence of human being. The conscious, ‘I’ can only establish its existence through interrelation with others and the characteristics of individuals are determined, however indirectly, by the being of others.” And he reinforces that the being, ‘I’, is not a fixed entity, but rather an ever-changing one which is reformed continuously as relationship expands its boundaries. He also says, “Even though we do co-exist, we cannot truly understand each other because we cannot perfectly share the senses and perceptions of others.” Within this unsolvable paradox of essential human nature, Kanghoon is continuously trying to develop his world of art.