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The Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust Prizewinner: Seung Ae Lee

Notice of an exhibition showing the work of Seung Ae Lee as she comes to the end of her year as holder of the Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust Prize.

The Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust Prizewinner: Seung Ae Lee

5 September – 9 September 2017
Marlborough Fine Art | 6 Albemarle Street | London W1S 4BY |
Monday – Friday: 10am – 5.30pm | Saturday: 10am – 4.00pm

Lee Seung-ae: A Cabinet, 2017
Lee Seung-ae: A Cabinet, 2017, animation drawing, pencil on paper, 50 x 70 cm

Marlborough is pleased to present the work of Seung Ae Lee, winner of The Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust Prize 2016.

The Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust was established in 2006 after the death of Valerie Beston, a former director of Marlborough Fine Art. The charity supports artists at the beginning of their careers and partners with the Royal College of Art to award an annual prize to a postgraduate student selected from the degree show.

Seung Ae Lee makes meticulous, detailed animations which derive from drawings of everyday objects and the natural world. Her subject matter includes animals, plants and insects.

Thousands of drawings go into each animation of approximately 5-10 minutes projected onto a wall. Seung draws with pencil on paper as it feels like a natural extension of herself “and more than any other material, it has allowed me to be absorbed in my work”.

The exhibition will comprise three animations: A Cabinet 2017 (7 minutes), Becoming 2017 (10 minutes) and A Lamp 2017 (4 minutes). Also included are two of Seung’s earlier works, A Frog 2016 (5 minutes) and A Bird 2016 (7 minutes) with original drawings.

Seung Ae Lee was born in 1979 in Seoul. She graduated from Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul, with a BA in Painting and attained an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art in 2016. Seung has had solo exhibitions in Korea, Japan, USA and the UK and has been included in numerous group exhibitions.


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