by Ariadna Zierold
Born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in New York City, Timothy Hyunsoo Lee’s watercolor painted and hand-cut paper sculptures explore issues related to his Korean-American identity and personal struggle with panic and anxiety disorders.
Timothy’s current practice expands on his earlier works, which used a fractal-like motif to translate the chaos of his anxiety into a network of landscapes and patterns. The “cell,” basic unit of his visual language, expressed a state of contained disorder – the colors of his watercolors mingling uninterrupted within the rigid boundaries he creates. The interaction of these cells, suspended within a thin network of whiteness, serves as a microcosm for the human – and the artist’s – experience of life.