Lee Lee-nam, reinventor of…

written by Niche.LA Video Art December 28, 2014


Lee Lee-nam, reinventor of masterpieces

Lee’s use of old masterpieces and digital technology became fully recognized when he first introduced his “moving paintings” at the 2006 Seoul International Media Art Biennale. His work, which used Korean folk painter Kim Hong-do’s “Mukjukdo” (bamboo painting) and Claude Monet’s “Impression, Sunrise” digitally, was sensational and Lee established himself as a media artist. Now he is often dubbed as the second Paik Nam-june, the late “father of video art.”

However, Lee was never bewildered by state-of-the-art technology. Rather, he views digital technology as offering unlimited potential to expand art forms.

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