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Kang Seung Lee: Hand-body Connection 

Portrait of KANG SEUNG LEE. Courtesy the artist and Gallery Hyundai, Seoul.

Kang Seung Lee’s practice could be considered the artistic equivalent of alchemy. While all artists conjure ideas, feelings, and perceptions in works of art, Lee’s attempts at recreating historical photographs, artworks, and personal traces of predominantly queer artists’ lives involve cross-media experimentations based on his rethinking of both the matter and the spirit of the original source. Once combined with the artist’s conspicuous yet exactingly conceived and executed sense of “touch,” Lee’s interventions reveal themselves to be no less…

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