South Korea | 1975
Jake Lee is a South Korean artist and sculptor. His works reflect a contemporary style with exquisite finishing that showcases fine attention to detail and quality. With years of experience in automobile and album jacket design, he picked up valuable skills and knowledge in the material field. Using unsaturated polyester resin and glass fiber as his main materials, Lee produced different series of contemporary sculptures inspired by fruits, animals and nature. One of his series titled ‘Bone’ features the remake of a human skull and studies the relationship between human, nature and existence.
Over the years, aesthetic and design became a natural element to his creations. In his recent works, he explored producing sculpture using the newest material of carbon fiber. Being light but strong, carbon fiber is often favoured in the making of aircrafts and luxury sports cars. The process of making the carbon part into a beautiful shape requires extremely difficult technology and expertise. This is a testament of Jake Lee’s passion to produce works of exceptional quality.
Since 2015, his works have been featured in many media, magazines, locations and Korean TV Dramas in his home country. Some of his high profile commercial clients include Lotte Duty Free, Lotte Holidays, Disney Pixar, LG, Mercedes-Benz and Jeju Air to name a few. It is a personal desire of Lee to communicate to the masses and spread the emotion of fun, joy and nostalgia through his works. Eye-catching and visually appealing, Lee’s sculptures make a great statement piece wherever they are displayed.