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NEW YORK

Il Lee

Art Projects International

by JONATHAN GOODMAN

IL LEE, Untitled #03M, 2003, Ballpoint pen on paper, 60" x 44”, Courtesy Art Projects International.

A product of both Western and Asian cultures, Il Lee's remarkable series of ballpoint pen drawings quote both the theoretical and physical reductiveness of minimalism and the understated lyricism of classical Asian culture. The combination, in Lee's case, is a stunning hybrid, not only of form but also of intention, in which the artist's allegiances are made more complex by his ability to reference the thought…

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