18 mei 2011

Il Lee - ballpoint pen

© Art Projects International;
Courtesy of artist and Art Projects International, New York
© Art Projects International;
Courtesy of artist and Art Projects International, New York
© Art Projects International;
Courtesy of artist and Art Projects International, New York
© Art Projects International;
Courtesy of artist and Art Projects International, New York
© Art Projects International;
Courtesy of artist and Art Projects International, New York
© Art Projects International;
Courtesy of artist and Art Projects International, New York
© Art Projects International;
Courtesy of artist and Art Projects International, New York

I think you've noticed by now that I love repetition, structures and textures. Preferably done by hand. Good repetitive art is not easy. Boredom is closeby: The artist can get bored making it, and the viewer might not appreciate the work that gets into it. In that case the viewer sees boredom.

Too bad! I love these pieces of art. But I must admit, I love them especially when the repetition is taken into the extreme: big, extensive and overwhelming.

IL Lee - a Korean artist living in New York - is an artist whom I admire. He is best known for his pioneering work with ballpoint pen that he began 30 years ago and continues today. This work is created on paper and on prepared canvas.

2 opmerkingen:

  1. Oh, marvellous, aren't they? I just looked on his website to get a sense of the scale. Big! Thanks for sharing these.

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  2. I saw them in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Huge with ink-less ballpoint pen on canvas. Awesome!

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