“I do not want to reply to indelicate questions in the world. That's one of the reasons why I don't draw mouths."

Denial of Language

The mouth, the only human body part that communicates by language, can control human feelings in different ways. LEE K's artwork is based on his idea that the properties of the mouth imply loss of feeling, lack of communication, misapprehension and broken heart caused by language.

Damaged emotions from denial of the real signification of the mouth are artificially expressed in his two-dimensional images.

The feelings and emotions at some moments in the artist's life have been accumulated and congealed as the stigma of the mouth in his images.

The reason for distortion of the shape of the mouth in his artwork is defined as “Denial of Language".

 “Pain which cannot be told, pain which we cannot tell, and glorifying the feeling of a person who experiences extreme anger with a metaphor of a plaster statue."

Denial of Language 

The image of a hardened plaster cast also implies the denied existence of language.

With the form of plaster statues, the artist visualises and glorifies emotions that real people couldn't share.

It's time to commune with well-known people's pain and deep sadness that can't be told, through the artist's emotions.

Lee K