So Youn Lee

Los Angeles / USA

So Youn Lee is a South Korean artist living in and working from Irvine, California. Working with mixed media, from delicate pen and ink drawing to acrylic and oil artworks, she creates otherworldly, candy coloured characters on canvas. Her work is featured as part of the opening of the URBAN NATION Museum in 2017. […]

Biography / So Youn Lee

So Youn Lee is a South Korean artist living in and working from Irvine, California. Working with mixed media, from delicate pen and ink drawing to acrylic and oil artworks, she creates otherworldly, candy coloured characters on canvas. Her work is featured as part of the opening of the URBAN NATION Museum in 2017.

Influenced by pop cultural phenomenon like comic books and animated film as well as her own childhood, So Youn Lee creates psychedelic motifs of cartoon like aesthetics. Looking to highlight innocence and optimism, her genderless, saucer eyed, childlike creations that are surrounded by a cream-colored mist of stars, shapes and animals they seem to emerge out of. As if that did not sound abstract enough, she quite literally tops it off by giving many of her creations a hat of tropical fruits, among them bananas, mangos and melons. Drawing the public’s attention towards her art, the talented artist, who graduated from Art Centre College of Design in Pasadena, has managed to also gain the attention of several fashion and toy companies, who have collaborated with her on several projects, among them an Adidas x Stan Smith shoe collection.

Featured on Urban Nation / So Youn Lee

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ONE WALL BY BUSTART
The new mural by BustArt at Artpark Tegel is entitled “Departure” and picks up a current topic: the upcoming closure of Tegel Airport. Locally close to the airport, the residents around Neheimer Strasse 4 can now look forward to a
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ONE WALL BY JIM AVIGNON
News from Artpark Tegel: The Berlin painter, illustrator, musician and concept artist Jim Avignon has created a new ONE WALL that expresses the zeitgeist and asks the question of the future between uncertainty and a mood of departure. The new
New facade of the URBAN NATION Museum
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New museum facade by Dave the Chimp & friends
The URBAN NATION museum presents itself with a new, humorous face. The new facade design by Dave the Chimp and four other artists from Berlin not only encourages more solidarity and thus addresses a very current socio-political topic, it is
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„Hier & Jetzt“ – a wall by Maja Hürst
Science, research and urban art – in the new artwork by the Swiss artist Maja Hürst, these three components form a wonderful overall picture that not only convinced a jury in terms of content and aesthetics, but also completely meets
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ONE WALL by Emily Eldridge
Berlin has become a little more colourful again in the last few days: The American artist Emily Eldridge, who lives in Berlin, created a new ONE WALL and enriches the neighborhood around Kastanienplatz in Kreuzberg with lots of color and