In the age of Photoshop and special effect, Korean artist Jee Young Lee, creates magical scenes made from paper and everyday materials in her studio. It takes her weeks, sometimes months to transform ordinary space into surreal dreamscapes with unreal plants and underwater creatures. Her inspiring works seems like a perfect escape from real world, into dream and magic.
That’s how she describes her inspirations: “The biggest influence on my work is my life. I draw from my inner self, the social pressure I feel as a member of Korea’s society, and contemporary events that affect me. The emotional ups and downs, human relationships, my memories and experience, and changes in environment are all important subjects in my artwork. It could be minor happenings that captured my attention or issues that have haunted me for years. Also when I need to be inspired, I turn to visual stimulus on media and sometimes literature.”