Reception: Thursday, January 1, 1970, 6-8 PMInquire
Hwajin Lee has continuously been inspired by nature, having felt a deep connection with flowers, clouds, the moon, and the sea since childhood; drawing and painting what she loved and found to be her greatest teacher.
In the beginning of her artistic career, Lee’s work focused on realism, depicting landscapes, still life, and the human form. Lee eventually changed directions and instead of depicting her subjects in a literal sense, began deconstructing each form she studied and instead expressing the essence of what she saw, and the emotion felt through being amongst nature.
Lee’s current body of work takes on a more abstracted, creative existence; representing the spiritual communion between herself and nature, opening a conversation with her view as to what is life, what is death, and the meaning being alive.