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Jung ji Lee

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20130810212912-konodama200
konodama universe, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas Board 15" X 20" © jung ji "masa" lee
20130927181227-konodama203
konodama universe, 2013 Acrylic on Paper 24" X 38" © jung ji "masa" lee
20131012064050-konodama206
konodama universe, 2013 Acrylic on Paper 30" X 22" © jung ji "masa" lee
20131221003112-konodama214_
konodama universe, 2013 Acrylic on Cardboard 12" X 63" © jung ji "masa" lee
20130810213051-konodama199
konodama universe, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas Board 20" X 16" © jung ji "masa" lee
20130914230817-konodama201
konodama universe, 2013 Acrylic on Paper 22" X 30" © jung ji "masa" lee
20131012063904-konodama205
konodama universe, 2013 Acrylic on Paper 30" X 22" © jung ji "masa" lee
20131010190602-konodama207
konodama universe, 2013 Acrylic on Paper © jung ji "masa" lee
20130919084527-konodama202
konodama universe, 2013 Acrylic on Paper 30" X 22" © jung ji "masa" lee
20131221204349-konodama209
konodama universe, 2013 Acrylic on Paper 12" X 16" © jung ji "masa" lee
20131221002924-konodama213
konodama universe, 2013 Acrylic on Cardboard 12" X 42" © jung ji "masa" lee
20140625224511-jjl003
Konoda-Mandala Acrylic on Canvas 20"x20"
20100901231032-msm34
m.s.m., 2010 Mixed Media on Canvas 30" X 22" © jung ji "masa" lee
20131221204739-konodama212
untitled, 2013 Acrylic on Paper 7" X 11" © jung ji "masa" lee
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untitled, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 8 X 10 Inches © jung ji "masa" lee
20131221204531-konodama210
untitled, 2013 Acrylic on Paper 15" X 12" © jung ji "masa" lee
20131221204158-konodama208
untitled, 2013 Acrylic on Paper 12" X 9" © jung ji "masa" lee
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Konodama40
Msm19
m.s.m. Mixed Media on Canvas 9" X 12" © jung ji "masa" lee
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konodama universe Oil on Canvas 20" X 20" © jung ji "masa" lee
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20130509181028-msm60
m.s.m., 2012 Mixed Media on Canvas and Paper 30" X 66" © jung ji "masa" lee
20120518181524-msm56yin
m.s.m., 2012 Mixed Media on Canvas 44" X 60" © jung ji "masa" lee
20120518181222-msm56yang
m.s.m., 2012 Mixed Media on Canvas 44" X 60" © jung ji "masa" lee
20120519075335-msm56
m.s.m., 2012 Mixed Media on Canvas 88" X 82" © jung ji "masa" lee
20130509180821-msm60p4
m.s.m., 2012 Mixed Media on Canvas 30" X 44" © jung ji "masa" lee
20160327211920-ubume43
ubume, 2016
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ubume, 2016
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ubume, 2016
20160621230904-msm66_
m.s.m. , 2016
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20160730165802-konodama-dress4-1
untitled, 2016
20160828191645-kumsm2
k.u.m.s.m., 2016
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k.u.m.s.m., 2016
20161006181133-kumsm3
k.u.m.s.m., 2016
20111030203438-konodama151
Quick Facts
Lives in
los angeles
Works in
los angeles
Representing galleries
Tags
abstract, figurative, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, conceptual, pop, realism, landscape, surrealism, modern, traditional, photography, graffiti/street-art
Statement

artist statement

Kondomozo and Ubume are  characters that I invented. They serve as my surrogate self, a synthesis of Korean and Japanese cultures, a metaphor for the meeting of opposites, and the border that separates them. While one may interpret this character as a reflection of a variety of ideas and aesthetics particular to Asian experiences and identities, Kondomozo and Ubume are primarily a response to the racism I faced as a bi-racial person. I wanted to create a creature who is culturally flexible and who personifies self-acceptance.

The universe that Kondomozo and Ubume inhabit is constructed from conscious and subconscious drawings, doodles, text and maps. The palette is inspired by cave paintings.
Kondomozo and Ubume’s simple shape is repeated and juxtaposed against a chaotic, drawn environment. Kondomozo and Ubume act as a smooth-skinned, nearly-featurless guide, in a wildly unpredictable and marred universe.

I find inspiration in the work of several artists and the aesthetics of many cultural movements. These influences include: Jean-Michel Basquiat; On Kawara; Yoshitomo Nara; Inka Essenhigh; Mark Manders; Laura Owens; Suh Do-ho; Cy Twombly; Julie Mehrets; Andy Warhol; Jackson Pollock; Gustav Klimt; Noh Theater; Japanese YOUKAI story with Natsuhiko Kyougoku works; KOTODAMA; Super Flat-Takashi Murakami; Otaku culture and Mandala painting.

I believe that everyone perceives themselves—in some way—as a minority of sorts. It is my hope that Kondomozo and Ubume may act as an ambassador of “Other-ness” and that people of all backgrounds will feel at home with them, or curious about them.