Vicki Clough Curates

Musings on art and life.

Minjae Lee- art that makes my soul soar.

I first came across the art of Minjae Lee a few weeks ago on Facebook, I fell instantly in love. Do you know when you feel that deep wrenching in your belly, and a big smile spreads across your face, because something has made you so deeply happy, just by existing? That’s how I felt.

Art like this is appealing on so many levels; it’s highly skilled portraiture, for a start, then there’s the beautiful use of colour and line to create an additional layer of geometric patterning that enhances the natural, simple beauty of the sitter, and finally, the details and repetition of shapes are worked in to the layers that draw you in and keep you gazing. If I were to own one of these prints, I would fear being reduced to a drooling, staring simpleton.. Okay, maybe that’s a bit too dramatic, but I would certainly grin like an idiot every time my eye passed over something like this, if it were hanging on my wall.

Each portrait brings something new and exciting, and flicking through the artists online portfolio is a wonder of colour and skill. Treat yourself here.

Zebra, mixed media, 2008

Circulation, 2011

Flower, 2012

Indian, 2010


One comment on “Minjae Lee- art that makes my soul soar.

  1. MakeSomethingMondays
    January 1, 2013

    Wow, the second image down is amazing!!!!

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Vicki Clough

Vicki Clough

Vicki is an independent curator and craftsperson with a focus on socially engaged and participatory art and events. In January 2016 she helped launch Reconstructing Resilience, a research and curatorial project that explored various forms of sustainable practice. As a freelance curator she has worked with the Riverdale Hub, Myseum of Totonto/Art Spin and was the Curatorial Director of Figment Toronto from 2014 to 2017. She has also co-curated exhibitions including JAYU's iAM photography project (2016 & 2017), Move to Stillness, for the Harbourfront Centre's Kick Up Your Heels Festival (2015), The Duel, AGO First Thursdays (2014), and What Are You Made Of? OCAD U Graduate Gallery (2013). She initiated the Toronto based workshop model and website Polymers in Action: Socially Engaged Art and the Environment as part of her studies at OCAD University, where she obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree in Criticism and Curatorial Practice. She publishes on anything that interests her deeply and moves her to the point of lengthy verbal expression.

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