April 16 — May 31, 2010
Gallery Seomi, Seoul
In the modern society where mass-produced ready-made products have become commodities, Lee Kwangho has endowed the meaning and importance of manual works to his works based on the concept that ordinary things can also be valuable.
with a belief that the products for humans have been made by the hands of humans and the act of using the products is not only a simple movement but also a great ability of humans, Lee Kwangho denies the design of the product which is precisely planned and calculated. Instead, based on the concept of connection between the past and the present or the extension of cultural and physical territory, lee extends the reasons and experiments for the new type of design that transcends the boundary of design, handcrafts and arts.
In addition to his new series of stool and table which has been produced with phosphor bronze and cloisonné method adopted for the first time, Lee Kwangho has suggested honest and powerful designs by exploring new materials and skills that go beyond the typical design method, researching amorphous form and shapes which have been reinterpreted and actively involving in the process. In the furniture and lightings which simplify the sensory element that is critical to his art world and the concept of extended function, Lee suggests the modern esthetics which can be communicable through understanding and communication for various cultures.