Published by Hayward Gallery Publishing. Text by Stephanie Rosenthal, Yeon Shim Chung, Michael Amy, Laura Colombino.
Lee Bul (born 1964) is a contemporary artist from South Korea whose artistic practice spans the mediums of sculpture, painting, performance, video and installation. Considered one of the foremost Asian artists to emerge from the international art scene in the 1990s, she represented South Korea in the 1999 Venice Biennale. Her work has been exhibited at museums throughout the world.
This comprehensive monograph presents her most iconic works over the last 30 years, from documentation of early performances and colorful works on paper to her staggering recent installation commissions. Taking visual cues from the pop-cultural forms of anime and manga, Lee Bul's art is both striking and accessible. This survey includes an illustrated interview about her life, aims and influences, plus essay contributions from Stephanie Rosenthal, Yeon Shim Chung, Michael Amy and Laura Colombino. It also features an illustrated timeline providing the Korean context for Lee Bul's fascinating life and work.