Sujin Lee

Sujin Lee in studio
Green Pool W.1, 2020

Tell us about the works Art Gazette has recently acquired from you:

I observe mundane and usually overlooked simple forms such as grass to reflect on the complex and mysterious emotions they can stir in the viewer, and to create otherworldly landscapes.

Green Pool W.4, 2020

Describe your process

The sketches are preconceived. Once I have formed an artwork in my mind, I quickly transfer this to paper. The speed at which I draw means that I often mess up, throw it in the bin and start again.

What artist's work do you admire?

Naomi Nakazato. Firstly, her work is very eye-catching. There is something special about the mix of analogue, digital and print making processes. Secondly, it is interesting to see another artist creating landscapes interpreted from found objects.

Naomi Nakazato, Study For A Nervous Rock, 2020
Green Pool W.21, 2020

Why do you choose to work with Art Gazette?

I like that it operates in a different way to galleries and helps emerging artists work through more experimental pieces. It’s a vital addition to the art market.

What excites you about the art scene where you live?

Rule. Pattern. Rhythm.

I like the repetition and flow of everyday life. This stability allows me to examine natural elements and use this to create my own dream-like environments.

Green Pool W.11, 2020

List your top five emerging artists:

Flora Mottini, Johnny Izatt-Lowry, Yunyoung Kim, Antonio Carra and Jee Ook Choi

Any quirky rituals?

Compulsive cleaning. It's the best way to get in top shape before starting work.

Green Pool W.2, 2020

What inspires you?

Looking through the eyes of others. It is interesting to be aware of the gazes of others that exist in the various images poured out every day, and to ponder how to view and interpret them through the filter of 'I'.

If you could work in any other medium, what would you choose and why?

Making movies. It covers so many different genres and art styles. It’s also difficult to do alone, so I like the idea of collaborating with different people to produce one piece of art.

Green Pool W.5, 2020