Lee Jinju’s riveting scenes, with cascading planes and perspectives, offer both intimate symbology and an invitation to draw your own associations. In some works, solitary figures inhabit these geometric confinements; elsewhere, the artist renders just enough objects to draw a viewer into its orbit.
Lee Jinju’s surreal scenes and studies, often rendered in Korean paint on linen, explore memory and psychological iconography. Her paintings move between sparse elements and intricate narratives. A statement reminds us that “negative events and emotions of the past, which were not even wanted, endlessly appear and disappear within the everyday life.” The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com here and appeared in Hi-Fructose Vol. 27.