REDMILK MEETS THE SOUTH KOREAN ARTIST BORN IN JAPAN AND BASED IN MILAN DEE LEE. IN HER WORK THE DRAWING IS BLEND WITH OUR CONTEMPORARY, WHERE THE BODY SUPPLY A NEW CREATIVE LANGUAGE
What does it mean for you “the art of drawing”?
The art of drawing for me is a meditation. It is like a glass jar. When I have awfully lots of thoughts scattered around all across the table, drawing enables me to gather all these thoughts together and seal them all in the jar and I will have a clear table. It distract me to think and at the same time, think more calm and deeply.
When and how was born this passion?
I drew on my own since I cannot remember, but my true passion of drawing was born with distress. Often bad love affairs influenced me. I cannot be really specific, but my passion was born when I was old enough to feel things.
How important is the woman figure in your creations?
Woman figure is a very important tool for me to “express”. I felt that women’s bodies are beautiful and somehow disturbing as a subject. It can express multiple things at the same time, such as pleasure, sensuality, eros and they are beautiful and pure, but it could be also vulgar and repellent. Woman figure is a symbol of paradox.
An artistic figure that has been important in your career :
Egon Schiele and Araki
Fashion and art – tell us something more about these two art worlds:
Fashion and art are completely in different classifications for me, but they are both something that lead me to the urge to seek satisfaction.
Which artwork represent you the most?
Tell us something about yourself, why did you choose for your social accounts the nickname “ulittledevil”?
I like to be friendly in a provocative manner.
In your work the body is a focal point. How has changed this concept in the artworld in your opinion?
Well, I don’t know about the “artworld” very well.
What can’t miss in the art kit of Dee Lee?
My left hand and a charcoal!
An iconic character that you would like to represent in one of your portrait?
It’s not an iconic character, but the lingerie brand called Marieyat and their photography is very beautiful and often inspires me.
A painting, a song and a book that could describe you:
Seated Woman With Bent Knee by Egon Schiele
Ghost by HVOB
Coin Locker Babies by Murakami Ryu
Beyond your love for art and photography, what are your passions?
To experience something I haven’t encountered.