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HEESOO LEE

 

 JANE HARTSOOK GALLERY
 
 JANUARY 6 - FEBRUARY 3, 2017

Renown for her techniques in realist painting with thirty or more layers of pigmented clay, Heesoo Lee addresses intricate human conditions through vibrant iterations of the natural world. Depicting poppy flowers, aspen trees and irises, Lee accentuates light and shadow as a metaphor for experiencing durations of time, human connection and personal identity. Lee embeds this imagery within the ceramic forms, animating details with a human-likeness and transferring such lively depictions into curious, new realities of an outside environment.


 
 
Poppies I, porcelain, 2016



 
 
Poppies II, porcelain, 2016



Lee forms her work with both porcelain and white stoneware. She meticulously applies multiple, thin layers of color, creating high levels of uncertainty as the pigments react and interact in the kiln firing. The reward Lee experiences from such risk-taking reiterates the fluctuation between lightness and stability present in her work.

 
 
Aspen Bowls and Forest Vessels, porcelain, 2016




 
Aspen Bowl, porcelain, 2016



 
 
Aspen Cups I, II, III, porcelain, 2016



Heesoo Lee was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea earning her Bachelors of Art in Art from Ewha University in 1996. Lee began a full-time studio practice in Berkley, CA in 2000 later relocating to Maui, HI. In 2013, she was an Artist-in-Residence at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT returning for a year-long residency in 2014. Lee has been featured in Ceramics Monthly and her work was recently part of the 2016 AKAR Design Yunomi and Americano Invitational in Iowa City.

 

 
Aspen Stool, porcelain, 2016



 
 
Aspen Vases I, II, porcelain, 2016






In Dream Bowl, porcelain, 2016


 
 


Blossom Vases, white stoneware, 2016


 

 

Blossom Yunomi I, II, III, white stoneware, 2016





 

Blossom Sculpture, white stoneware, 2016



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