Sang-Bong Lee, South Korea
Sang-Bong Lee was born into an artistic, religious family in Chung Nam Buyoe, Korea, in 1962. When he was in high school he was spiritually awakened and made up his mind to be an artist. After graduating from Chung-Ang University (majoring in sculpture), he studied at Studium der Bildenden Kunst Udk in Berlin, Germany for four years. As a result, he achieved the status of meisterschueler. Lee’s artworks can be defined as minimal, mathematical and geometric. They reflect his moderate way of life and are achieved through religious meditation. This kind of religious background and spiritual experience becomes the essence of his artworks. Lee has held 21 solo exhibitions in Germany, China, America, Japan and Australia, and has been invited to take part in numerous group exhibitions over the years. He has received special awards in the Dong-a Grand Art Exhibition and Moran Art Prize, as well as a first prize in a sculpture contest sponsored by Korail.