Jin Han Lee

I am an artist and researcher. My paintings draw upon both my South Korean heritage and the experience of living and working in the UK, where English is my second language. My paintings often show women at rest, at work, and at play, exploring moments of introspection and connection that are difficult to describe in words. I use painting as a language to communicate the unspoken emotions of everyday life. Through doing so, I hope to visualise the inevitable distances, or gaps, between these subjective experiences and communicating them to others. In this way, my painting plays a role as an intermediary between the personal and the public.

image: Making Myself Up, 2019

200 x 180 cm, oil on linen