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Young Lim Lee is an artist based in Athens, GA. She was born in Seoul, South Korea, and she is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Georgia. Her current body of work explores the idea that my inner sensations and the aura generated by them can be captured and expressed through the visual elements, and the outwardly expressed inner state on the canvas can be visible to audience.
Young explains the work by saying, “I attempt to bring out the incorporeal feelings physically by the use of expressive color, the tactile qualities of the painted surface, and mark making without much mediation, then I accentuate the feelings with the human figure through the delicate facial expressions and the subtle bodily gestures trying to reconcile realism with abstraction and premeditation with improvisation. Additionally, I use patterns or shapes that weave through the composition in an effort to enhance the atmosphere of the painting.”