Minjae Lee aka Greno
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- Professional Artist | Traditional Art – markers & ink
- Born Jan 11, 1989 in Jinhae, South Korea
- Lives and works in Seoul, South Korea
I love the abstraction & accent of color in the hand capturing motion or another angle, giving a subtle 'shout out' back at Picasso & Cubism.
Lots more drawings below!
The whimsical shapes & patterns take the observer beyond the outward beauty of the face & skin hinting at the models' personality, emotions, past, aspirations, etc.
In the Artist Profile of Hirata Yodom, I talked about the current trend of extreme distortion &/or mutilation of the female form in much of Asian art. (I believe the work of Sintaro Kago is one of the major influences on this trend.)
MJ contrasts this idea by enhancing the women (usually) in his portraits creating a more soulful & positive depiction of people.
His restrained yet playful use of color & pattern often contradict the serious expressions of the models offering a more hopeful experience than B&W drawing.
I can envision Greno being commissioned by ad agencies & major brands to create these types of portraits for major celebrities because of the joyful humanistic engagement he instills in his art.
What's ur fav piece by Greno (aka) Minjae Lee? & why?
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