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HAND-CUT PAPER SCULPTURES BY TIMOTHY HYUNSOO LEE

by Ariadna Zierold

timothy hyunsoo lee, sculpture, paper, watercolor, faces, upper playground

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 hyunsoo lee, sculpture, paper, watercolor, faces, upper playground

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.

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