October 31 — November 23, 2012
Clear Edition & Gallery, Tokyo
CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY is proud to announce, one of the most prominent of his generation, Ko- rean designer Kwangho LEE's first solo exhibition in Tokyo, Japan.
Currently based in Seoul, Kwangho has been exhibiting his works world-wide after graduating from the fine arts department of Hongik University.
LEE's inspirations derive from his childhood encounters with the hand made tools by his grand father whom lived in the country side. It was a necessity for LEE to focus on works made directly by his own hands.
The title of this exhibition"MEDIUM" comes from the various mediums LEE uses for his works, and the size"medium" which most of his works will be this time. From industrial materials to traditional techniques, Kwangho LEE uses various mediums for his works. The common factor to all of LEE's work is his knowledge and interpretation of the material he uses, and the confidence of the unique- ness he can portray through his works.
We would like to look back into the basic factors of"design"( knowing the materials and creating by ones own hands), once more re-thinking the broad possibilities and boundaries that the word"de- sign" has through the works of LEE's, full with intuitive beauty transcending function.