William LeeBorn: 1973
Place of Birth: Incheon, Seoul, South Korea
William Lee lives and works in Seoul, South Korea. He completed his BA (hons) in Silversmithing & Metalwork at Camberwell College of Arts, University of London in 2004, before becoming Artist in Residence in the Jewellery & Metalwork department at Sheffield Hallam University in 2006.
‘I use a basic technique that is central to my artistic practice. Through the process of raising from one disc of silver, only by hand hammering, I construct innovative forms and surfaces inspired by oriental traditional philosophy. By recreating the form and shape of traditional Korean ceramics, I seek to interpret a cultural code in restrained vessel forms. Flowing lines and subtle marks appear to be melt on the surface.
As an artist, l place the greatest importance on continuously creating works. This can be interpreted in a number of ways, but what I mean here is that it is important that the present work and its end-product become a reason and driving force for the future’.
Public Collections include:
Pembroke College, University of Cambridge Grocers’ Company, London, UK; Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums, UK; Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA; Goldsmiths’ Company, London, UK; Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Icicle Vases View details
Icicle Vases2012-2014silverH:12.5 - 19.5cm D:8.5 - 12cm£2,400 (left), £6,000 (right)William Lee in his studio View details
Silver Beaker Icicle 4 & 3 View details
Silver Beaker Icicle 4 & 32018fine silverH:5-7cm W:4-6cm D:4-6cmPrice on ApplicationSoldSilver Beaker Icicle 2 View details
Silver Beaker Icicle 22018fine silverH:11cm W:9cm D:9cmSoldSilver Beaker Icicle 1 View details
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