IL LEE Ballpoint Pen Art

Just stumbled upon artist IL LEE’s amazing ballpoint pen art.

IL LEE is best known for his pioneering work with ballpoint pen that he began more than 30 years ago and continues today. Lee’s recent oil on canvas work and new prints bring the viewer back to his early investigations of materials and process that began decades ago. Lee’s oeuvre offers a great breadth of approaches and media as he investigates drawing, the negative and its positive, line and form and of what is rendered and what is there but not rendered. Lee’s monolithic focus has created a universe at once cohesive and yet still expanding in all directions.

Critically acclaimed and widely exhibited, IL Lee’s innovative and historically grounded ballpoint pen work has been the subject of a mid-career retrospective at the San Jose Museum of Art and solo exhibitions at the Queens Museum of Art, the Vilcek Foundation in New York, and the Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas, Texas. His work has, also, been exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the Smithsonian Museum of Art and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea.

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2 Responses to “IL LEE Ballpoint Pen Art”
  1. pgnorway says:

    Fee, Fi, Fantastik!

  2. hana ryan says:

    I found this work recently, too. It is so beautiful! Great post!

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