Sangsoo Lee

The vibrantly coloured and elegantly crafted sculptures of Sangsoo Lee demonstrate continuity and express an appreciation for animals.

Seoul, Korea

Cat with a Ball

As a fond observer of animals and nature, Sangsoo uses his talents to reveal the beauty of simplicity. It is said that his work resembles "drawing in the air".


Parrot 2

Siamese Cat

Abstract Shape 2

Dachshund 2

How long have you been an artist, and what did you do prior to making art?

20 years. [I used to] watch videos of animals and make sketches.

What motivates you to create?

It's an idea that comes to mind. It passes through your head like lightning in an instant. In order not to forget it, I remember it and make it exist by working on it.

"My work tends to focus on sensuous forms"

You draw your ideas using digital paintings and then you make them in real life. Why do you choose to sculpt them?

The painting is in an imaginary space, but the sculpture is real. You can see, you can touch, and you can feel the air. It exists as human beings exist. Since we live in a three-dimensional space, it is attractive to do three-dimensional art.