Lee Bae Korea, b. 1956
Lee Bae was born in 1956, Chungdo. He worked in Korea after graduating from Hongik University with B.A. Fine art. When Korea government liberalized oversea trip for the citizen, in 1989, he left to France, where every artist dreams for once. It was important period not only for him since his art life was transited, but also for the world since it was literally a transition period, dreaming of change all over the world; the Berlin Wall was fallen, and the Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989 was taken place. In 1989, when he worked in Paris, a significant change of his work that comes with much change in his perception is the development to ‘black’. Several reasons for his black-covered canvas are assumed, but one thing clear is things that he had believed and built have been disappeared into the black surface as a wall is collapsed through his unexpected experience in new circumstance.