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Kyungseo Lee (b.1995 in Seoul, Korea) is an artist based in London and currently undertaking MA Painting programme at the Royal College of Art. She previously completed Painting (BFA) and Visual Communication Design (BFA) at Hongik University, Korea. Kyung was selected as an artist in residence at Cité Internationale des Arts during her exchange programme at Paris College of Art (2016).

Within her practice, she is dealing pictorially with the consequences of conflicts in differing emotions or values to others. Initially, her work has a spontaneous starting point to access her unconscious and from there on, images are worked upon and refined. The erotically charged images serve as a stressor; and can additionally serve as an opportunity for one to view in various perspectives and differing angles. Although all aspects of her paintings including the pose, the structure and appearance of the body are undesigned, this conflicted ambivalence of the ‘body image’ sparks her interest and motivation in creating her work.  Recently, she is interested in the consciousness of how the individual acts within a collective societal structure. She uses her self-awareness and confusion in her paintings, working with a loose painterly style where the figure soon dissolves into surface mark and gesture.

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