Artist Turns Her Studio into Surreal Landscapes Using Everyday Materials

Made entirely without the use of digital manipulation, Korean artist JeeYoung Lee creates elaborate surreal landscapes within the confines of her tiny studio. Inspired by old Korean fables, as well as elements of her personal life, each scene takes weeks and sometimes months to create. Every single prop is meticulously hand crafted by Lee using paper and a variety of everyday objects. Hyewon Yi, director and curator of Amelie A. Wallace Gallery states, "Drawing upon prodigious powers of imagination, she labors for months to create effects that seem to expand and contract physical space. And always, a lone figure inhabits and completes her narratives. Jee Young Lee assumes the roles of set designer, sculptor, performer, installation artist, and photographer – and she executes them all magically."

See more of JeeYoung Lee's work here.