Hongmin Lee Mutates Pop Characters

by Andy SmithPosted on

Hongmin Lee‘s paintings and drawings carry notes of manga and other pop influences, yet mutate and distort those familiar forms into something more monstrous. At one time, the artist was an active member of art collective Goo For Brothers, yet has since developed his own fine art career with these bold creations. Lee was last featured on HiFructose.com here.

“Bulging muscles, strident colour and graphic, visceral metamorphoses characterise Hongmin Lee’s acrylics, oils and digital artworks,” a statement says. “His subjects transform into monsters; powerful, grotesque beings that speak of themes such as despair, determination and coming of age. As the artist himself explains ‘I believe the human body is an assembly of will and I try to express it with a bunch of twisted muscles.’”

See more of his recent work below.

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