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Seong Gu Lee Depicts Human Struggles Over Time

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: lsg239 and mymodernmet
Artist Seong Gu Lee depicts the tormented soul of men through the creation of faceless and fragmented sculptures. As eerie as they are emotional, the artworks reflect the inner struggles humans have encountered throughout time. The artist explains, "It is not that human beings themselves have changed but that the surrounding environment and cultural elements have significantly changed. Whether ancient man or modern man, I don't think their basic desires or inner worlds are much different."

Hailing from Korea, Seong Gu Lee strives to depict concepts that surround the question of life such as its existence and the desire for immortality. Even as they appear to disintegrate before their audience's eyes, the sculptures continue to fight to stay alive.