LEE SOL WAS BORN IN SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA. AFTER HIS BACHELOR OF INTERIOR DESIGN AT THE HANSUNG UNIVERSITY IN 2014. HE INVESTIGATE HOW THE PERSONAL EMOTIONS CAN INFLUENCE THE SPACE. IN 2014 HAS BEGUN THE PROJECT OF ‘VENUS MANSION’, EMBODIES THE SURREAL SCENES WITH ANCIENT SCULPTURES. DISCOVER MORE READING THE INTERVIEW.
What was your childhood dream?
As I remembered, the list of my dreams continued to increase over the years, rather than as a single dream. The most memorable dreams of my childhood were a judge, a movie star, and an architect.
When did you realize that art would become a profession?
I had never really thought of art as a career. I do not currently think of the activities of Venusmansion as a profession. For me, it is just a process of having a good time.
How did come the idea of Michelangelo’s David with the symbol of David Bowie?
I decided to focus on the objects that I looked at from a personal point of view through setting the theme of the Venusmansion. And I chose Michelangelo’s David statue as a substitute for Venus statue. The symbol of David Bowie was a personal work to record in my own way after he died.
How much your culture influences your artistic vision?
Looking at the current work, I can see that the environment where various cultures and a lot of images are easily accessible influenced the artistic vision or the expression of the work. But my artistic vision seems to be centered on daily conversations in everyday life or situations that I am currently experiencing.
How important is ancient art?
It is a style of the past that has already passed and it is not so important to me. I just see it as a time object and have only reconstructed it at the time of my current stay.
The quote of your life.
“Let’s enjoy every moment”.
What do you do after the interview?
I am preparing new projects related to my work, but I will go to see “Call Me by Your Name” with my friend first.
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