Hyunseok Lee studied Industrial Design and 3D computer Animation. He has work experience in various fields as a senior researcher at the Design Innovation Centre, a project manager at the IT·CT centre, a part-time lecturer at the Universities, a member for the Digital content project and a freelancer. He is currently doing PhD programme at the School of Art at Loughborough University and creating digital form of art work based on the Korean Buddhist philosophy and its symbolic representations.His art work as a form of animation narrative seeks to cross the boundary between reality and the abstract world, and is in some senses an ‘Animated Spiritual Documentary’. He believes this approach releases the architectural beauty and spiritual identity of Korean Buddhism, by stressing the significance of its construction and purpose. He believes that unique nature of the traditional and sacred culture which is still exists in Korea, may be of benefit to global audiences and humanity in general. His hope is to evoke the powerful sacred teachings and experience of Buddhism through this animated art and digital images, which can elicit direct and empathetic responses from audiences.
“In the past four years, my artistic concept has involved exploring Korean sacred cultural context using digital tools. The digital form of artwork based on computer technology provides artists to have a great freedom and allows unlimited imagination, and therefore, ultimately, this embodies the new way of interactive communication between artists and audiences.”
- 2011 ‘2011 Haein Art Project’ for the ‘2011 Millennial Anniversary of the Tripitaka Koreana’, Contemporary art Exhibition in the Haeinsa temple, South Korea.
- 2010 ‘Building the Sacred’, Solo Exhibition in Fairbairn, Loughborough, Leicestershire, U.K.
- 2010 Opening Exhibition in the EU- Korea Conference on Science & Technology, Vienna, Austria.
- 2005 The 1st Design Biennale [Gwangju Special Exhibition], Kim Dae-Jung Convention Centre, Gwangju city, South Korea.
- 2004 The 19th, the Gwangju Art Association [2004 Biennale Special Exhibition], Metro Gallery, Gwangju city, South Korea.