Artworks by Lee Jin Hyu

Fiction in Reality by Lee Jin Hyu

90 x 72 cm
Oil on Canvas

Two People by Lee Jin Hyu

90 x 72 cm
Oil on Canvas

Lenin by Lee Jin Hyu

90 x 73 cm
Oil on Canvas

Picasso Dali by Lee Jin Hyu

91 x 73 cm
Oil on Canvas

Beyond the Walls by Lee Jin Hyu

90 x 72 cm
Oil on Canvas

Dali & Andy Warhol by Lee Jin Hyu

73 x 91 cm
Oil on Canvas

Picasso by Lee Jin Hyu

100 x 73 cm
Oil on Canvas

Einstein by Lee Jin Hyu

91 x 70 cm
Oil on Canvas

The People by Lee Jin Hyu

91 x 73 cm
Oil on Canvas

The Story of City 2 by Lee Jin Hyu

91 x 73 cm
Oil on Canvas

The Story of City 3 by Lee Jin Hyu

93 x 70 cm
Oil on Canvas

The Story of City 1 by Lee Jin Hyu

91 x 73 cm
Oil on Canvas

Four Great Leaders by Lee Jin Hyu

43 x 70 cm
Oil on Canvas

Reason of Time 2 by Lee Jin Hyu

90 x 72 cm
Oil on Canvas

Korean Woman by Lee Jin Hyu

90 x 72 cm
Oil on Canvas

Cheflin by Lee Jin Hyu

120 x 150 cm
Oil on Canvas

Mao, Lenin by Lee Jin Hyu

116 x 91 cm
Oil on Canvas

Reason of Time 3 by Lee Jin Hyu

90 x 72 cm
Oil on Canvas

Hepburn, Lenin by Lee Jin Hyu

117 x 90 cm
Oil on Canvas

Reason of Time I by Lee Jin Hyu

90 x 72 cm
Oil on Canvas

Rose by Lee Jin Hyu

115 x 91 cm
Oil on Canvas

Jack by Lee Jin Hyu

100 x 100 cm
Mixed Media on Canvas

The Chinese Renaissance by Lee Jin Hyu

161 x 451 cm
Oil on Canvas

Moonlit Night by Lee Jin Hyu

91 x 73 cm
Oil on Canvas

Remembrance by Lee Jin Hyu

91 x 73 cm
Oil on Canvas

Six Great Leaders by Lee Jin Hyu

350 x 790 cm
Oil on Canvas

Good! by Lee Jin Hyu

290 x 390 cm
Oil on Canvas

And Thereafter by Lee Jin Hyu

91 x 73 cm
Oil on Canvas

Tian An Men Square by Lee Jin Hyu

140 x 140 cm
Oil on Canvas

We Are Walking on the Road by Lee Jin Hyu

230 x 460 cm
Lightbox Installation

Five Leaders by Lee Jin Hyu

130 x 190 cm
Oil on Canvas

Chairman Mao & Jack Ma by Lee Jin Hyu

150 x 200 cm
Oil on Canvas

Journey by Lee Jin Hyu

91 x 73 cm
Oil on Canvas

Hello by Lee Jin Hyu

Oil on Canvas
80 x 80cm

From the East No.3 by Lee Jin Hyu

Mixed Media on Canvas
112 x 162cm

Hello by Lee Jin Hyu

Oil on Canvas
80 x 80cm

From the East No.2 by Lee Jin Hyu

Mixed Media on Canvas
112 x 162cm

From the East No.1 by Lee Jin Hyu

Mixed Media on Canvas
112 x 162cm

Zhou Enlai by Lee Jin Hyu

Mixed Media on Canvas
194 x 130cm

From the East _ Train by Lee Jin Hyu

Oil on Canvas
115 x 195cm

Mao Zedong in History by Lee Jin Hyu

Mixed Media on Canvas
390 x 193cm

Mao Zedong by Lee Jin Hyu

Oil on Canvas
130 x 194cm

Lening and Trotsky by Lee Jin Hyu

Mixed Media on Canvas
112 x 145.5cm

Lening by Lee Jin Hyu

Oil on Canvas
130 x 194cm

Deng Xiaoping Abide at 8 by Lee Jin Hyu

Mixed Media on Canvas
130 x 194cm

Deng Xiaoping by Lee Jin Hyu

Oil on Canvas
130 x 194cm

Che Guevara by Lee Jin Hyu

Oil on Canvas
130 x 194cm

Lee Jin Hyu

李镇休

Born in Seoul, Korea

Graduated from Madrid University, Spain (Master’s Degree in Painting)

Graduated from Gachon University, Korea

Lee Jin Hyu possesses a critical view regarding the aspect that the occurrences of historical issues in art led by the United States and some European countries form the mainstream of world art history after modernism. As his background in Spain and Iraq would suggest, he supports a pluralist position of culture and history, and proceeds to present a unique worldview in regard to the form of life and death, as well as political equality. Lee Jin Hyu is the type that is devoted to the values of a third party rather than the interests in art history of his time. He himself evokes romantic dreams and also is the style that enjoys powerful imaginations.

Established artist Lee Jin Hyu in his studio, 2016

Through it is an extension of his previous work; the portraits of the four people differ slightly. Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping and Lenin are all in portrait form wrapped around in red. Among which in Mao’s portrait there are pear blossoms, which symbolizes ‘money’ and ‘wealth’ in China, are drawn and then a crowd is depicted. Mao’s appearance through the crowd, as in people, the pear blossoms, and the Five-Starred Red Flag of China signifies that he was a historical figure who opened a page of Chinese modern history. However, the image of the revolutionary significance of the Cultural Revolution days up to Mao’s lifetime and the image the China after the economic reform as he passed away overlaps through the rather contradictory images of the pear blossoms and Mao in order to contain both Mao’s revolutionary significance and the appearance of new China through recent development.

A major theme in Lee Jin Hyu’s works is ‘The Fragmentary Thoughts of China.’ In the way how the work perspective of an artist with a very unique background ranging from South Korea to Spain and Iraq usually presents itself in his work, the current day China reflected through him is a somewhat different prospective from the interpretations of the Chinese artists. Combining Lenin and Che Guevara, as well as presenting Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping from a very humanistic dimension rather than a national or historical figure is his attempt to approach as an artist.

YANG GALLERY Team with established Korean contemporary artist Lee Jin Hyu

The way of Chinese society and the aesthetic point of view reflected through the foreigner’s prospective has a greater value and significance at a time when the global era of Chinese art is predicted. Furthermore, the very rare factors such as being a Korean artist cause his works to hold greater special meaning.

Currently Lee Jin Hyu is a director of Korea Fine Arts Association, World Art Federation, and a director of Korea Professional Artists Association. He is also a director of Seoungnam Cultural Foundation, WordArtGames Korea and Gachon University Fine Art Department Professor.

Major Exhibitions:

2014 Lee, Jin-Hyu Exhibition (China)

2014 Asiarts in Seoul (South Korea)

2014 Beautiful Companion of Actor Jo, Sung-Ha and Painter Lee, Jin-Hyu (South Korea) 2014 Asiarts in Beijing (China) 2013 Drawing Time (South Korea)

2013 Korean Wave Star Exhibition (South Korea)

2012 Art Stage Singapore (Singapore)

2012 International Contemporary Art Festival (Japan)

2012 Exhibition Art Contemporary (Japan)

2012 Life before Us (South Korea)

2012 International Art Symposium (Turkey)

2012 Hello Spring (South Korea)

2011 South Korea Art Fair (South Korea)

2011 Five Directions Five Colors (South Korea)

2011 MANIF (South Korea)

2011 South Korean Contemporary Art Exhibition (Abu Dhabi)

2011 New York Art Show (United States)

2010 Invitational Exhibition for the 30th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Between UAE & South Korea (United Arab Emirates)

2010 KIAF Korea International Art Fair (South Korea)

2010 The Forgotten Space (South Korea)

2010 Downtown Memorial (South Korea)

2009 Daegu Art Fair (South Korea)

2009 Current Thoughts (South Korea)

2009 Asia Top Gallery Art Fair (Hong Kong)

2009 Nobleland Sky Memorial Park Symposium (South Korea)

2008 Star & Blue Art Fair (South Korea)

2006 New Songdo City Project (South Korea)

2005 Cemetery Project (South Korea)

2005 The Caterpillar’s Dream (South Korea)

2004 Gwangyang Bay Project (South Korea)

2003 Downtown Arts Festival (South Korea)

2002 International Photography Festival (South Korea)

2000 Memorial Park Symposium Project (South Korea)

2000 Planning Rebellion of Young Artists (South Korea)

1999 Bundang Contemporary Art Festival (South Korea)

1998 Lee, Jin-Hyu Invitational Exhibition (Seoul)

1997 Granada Biennale (Spain)

1996 Ateneo International Art Festival (Spain)

1996 20X20 (Spain)

1996 ARCO96 International Contemporary Art Fair (Spain)

1994 South Korea (South Korea)

1994 Spain Contemporary Art Festival (Spain)

1994 343635 Exhibition (South Korea)

1993 The Flowers (South Korea)

1993 A Simple Meal (South Korea)

1992 La Paz (Spain)

1992 Installation Art Exhibition (Spain)

1992 South Korean Young Artists Invitational Exhibition(Spain)

1991 International Exhibition of Bronze (United Kingdom)

1991 o-HO Exhibition (South Korea)

1991 Last Day of October (Spain)

1991 24 Young Souls (Germany)

1990 July Exhibition (South Korea)

1990 France Lost Exhibition (France)

1990 Berlin Contemporary Art (Germany)

1988 Contemporary Art Thrown into Situations (South Korea)

1988 Young Artists Art Festival (South Korea)

1987 Contemporary Art Award Artist Exhibition (South Korea)

1987 Tigris River Installation Exhibition (Iraq)

1986 Seoul Fine Art Competition (South Korea)

1986 Indépendant Exhibition (Independent) (South Korea)

1986 South Korea Art Competition (South Korea)

1985 Indépendant Exhibition (Seoul)