Hyoung-Woo Lee (Luke's Korean name) was born in 1966 in Gwangju, South Korea. He enjoyed drawing since childhood and studied fine art at Hongik University. Luke’s works are expression of allegories derived from social and historic happenings, reflected in various mythology.
His works have been represented in 19 solo and 110 group exhibitions and 4 art fairs. He currently lives and works in Gwangju South Korea.
My painting starts with a story that does not interfere with anyone. Gods and Creators did not interfere with humans. So I am more free and fun than other arts. I think it should be.
There is no past in my art. Because art does not want to stay in one place. But I am influenced by several painters. It simply does not mean copying or imitation. Their world is also a creative inspiration within me. Showing something new in the traditional painting. Something other than something special. It is also the source I seek. So I am looking for new beauty every day. Even if it is not .”
- Luke Lee