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Only ballpoint pen to draw Lee's world

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Only ballpoint pen to draw Lee's world

Korean-American artist Il Lee stands in front of his abstract work "BL-119" (2009) drawn using only a ballpoint pen on display at Gallery Hyundai in Sagan-dong, central Seoul. / Courtesy of Gallery Hyundai

By Kwon Mee-yooBorn in Korea but presently based in Brooklyn, New York, artist Il Lee is known for using ballpoint pens to create fine art. Visitors can enter his world of scribbles that contrast light and dark in a solo exhibit titled "Il Lee and the Line of Duration" at Gallery Hyundai in Sagan-dong, central Seoul.For some three decades, hovering over deed and concept, Lee has described his artistic universe using only ballpoint pens.Lee's abstract works derived from endless efforts to achieve uniqueness. The ballpoint pen is a daily object but it becomes so powerful when Lee uses it to depict a dark mass on the canvas. Previously he has held several exhibitions in the United States, including "Il Lee: Ballpoint Abstraction" at the San Jose Museum of Art in California and "Il Lee: Ballpoint Drawings" at the Queens Museum of Art in Queens, New York, both in 2007. His works were also included in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York's "Abstraction in Korean Art" in 2010 and this March four of his pieces became part of the Met's permanent collection.

The Seoul show, his first here in 16 years, features 24 of Lee's ballpoint and oil paintings.Each canvas is filled with lines painstakingly drawn by ballpoint pen. It is a rather unfamiliar feeling to see the common material of ink used daily to write used to fill solemn canvases. There is a dramatic effect in meeting a regular almost boring object in an art gallery."I keep my hands busy on paper all the time and ideas come from such drawings. I could develop a nice pattern from them or rely on the luck of coincidence", he said at a press conference last week. "Instead of thinking too much before drawing, I rather face the canvas and feel it. It's like more being intuitive".He uses ballpoint pens on large canvases and some art critics debate whether Lee's works are drawings or paintings. He seems rather amused about this reaction and said, "It is not bad for an artist to confuse critics".It is difficult to imagine how much labor he puts in to draw such a field of color using only ballpoint pens since some of his bigger works are as large as 221 by 365 centimeters.However, Lee says it is not labor-intensive. "There are differences between painted color fields and color fields created by overlapping lines. I fell for the profound charm of lines overlapping each other", he said. Since 2010, Lee has employed new tools to broaden his artistic world. He has used empty ballpoint pen casings and bamboo sticks on acrylic on canvas. Poet and critic Raphael Rubinstein sees a connection to ink-and-wash paintings as a line cannot be redone once drawn.His newest works, "WB-1201" and "WR-1201" (both 2012), evince how Lee still seeks newer methods. These two relatively small pieces are made of layers of acryl colors in red and blue covered with white oil color. Lee raked them with bamboo sticks before they dried to reveal the layers underneath. The revelation of colors shows Lee's consistent search for vitality.The exhibition runs through July 15. A talk with the artist hosted by art critic Chung Joon-mo will be at 2 p.m., Saturday. For more information, visit www.galleryhyundai.com or call (02) 2287-3500.

Love to Bloom in the Box for Kim Ji Won and Jin Goo in “Descendants of the Sun”

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Love to Bloom in the Box for Kim Ji Won and Jin Goo in “Descendants of the Sun”

KBS released stills of actor Jin Goo and actress Kim Ji Won today, gambling Suh Dae Young and Yoon Myung Joo, respectively. Suh Dae Young is described as a guy who used to be born to be a soldier, taking fantastichobby and pride in protective his circle of relatives and his country. Yoon Myung Joo is an navy surgeon and the solekid of a general. Suh Dae Young and Yoon Myung Joo are from very other backgrounds – the former just atopfaculty graduate, whilst the latter hasn't everneed for anything else in her life. The interplay between Suh Dae Young and Yoon Myung Joo may bevarious from the interaction between Shi Jin (Song Joong Ki) and Mo Yeon (Song Hye Kyo), with the primary couple communicating thrueasy action while the 2d one couple commutes with words and their eyes. The drama will practice how Suh Dae Young and Yoon Myung Joos relationship grows in the center of the hierarchical structure of the military, in additionopposed tothe diversities in their social backgrounds.

KBSs upc0miming Wednesday–Thursday drama, Descendants of the Sun, premieres February 24. It's far written through co-written by Kim Eun Sook, who has penned Secret Garden, Heirs, and Enthusiasts in Paris, among many. Kim Won Suk, who penned  The Queens Lecture room also co-wrote the drama. The drama is one hundred% pre-broadcast produced and should simultaneously air in Korea and China.

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Shin Hye Sun admits excitement for kiss scene with Kang Dong Won

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Shin Hye Sun admits excitement for kiss scene with Kang Dong Won

On the show'Happy Together', she said, "Originally, there has been no kiss scene, yet it all of sudden appeared. I used to be excited on the inside, but I pretended to be cool on the outside. I did notneed Kang Dong Won to be crushedvia myexcitement."

Lee Tae Im Opens Up About Her Existing Dating With Yewon

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Lee Tae Im Opens Up About Her Existing  Dating With Yewon

Lee Tae Im Opens Up About Her PresentCourting amongst Yewonboxclub February 11, 2016 0 In an interview with bnt on February 11, Lee Tae Im published her mindat the cursing controversy that shook up the entertainment internationalremaining year.

She said, “The controversy that took place afterwards used to bemost likelythe 2nd onemaximum angriest time I’ve ever been in my complete life. I even thought about leaving the industry, yet information technology didn’t appearsimpleto cross back to a typicallifestyles after receiving the highlight like that.”

She also spoke of her appearance on the November 7 broadcast of tvN’s “SNL Korea 6,” saying, “Yewon also wona call for participationto look but she regretfully declined. However, I presumed 1mustno less thanbig name on it by myself then I maydisplay my true feelings. After the broadcast, Yewon called me and asked if lets go out for a drink, and so we agreed to drink together next time.”

Park Hyung Sik, Sandeul, and CNU Showed for 2016 “The 3 Musketeers” Musical

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Park Hyung Sik, Sandeul, and CNU Showed for 2016 “The 3 Musketeers” Musical

Park Hyung Sik, Sandeul, and CNU Showed for 2016 The 3 Musketeers Musicalorionight February 11, 2016 0 ZE:A member Park Hyung Sik and B1A4 contributors Sandeul and CNU are all set to star in the 2016 production of The Three Musketeers!

Returning for the primary time since its closing product in 2014, the musical will megastar Park Hyung Sik, Sandeul, and CNU in the lead role of DArtangnan, in conjunction with musical actor Kai (not to be at a loss for words amongst the EXO member). Whilst Park Hyung Sik has played the role in the past, this may beeither Sandeul and CNUs first try at the role.

The manufacturerat the back of the production, Kim Sun Mi, said that the display volition be an upgraded edition of the displaysold performances. The prove will run from April 1 via June 26, with tickets going on sale on February 18.

Kyung Li stocks foolish face photo of Nine Muses at '2016 Idol Megastar Athletic Championship'

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Kyung Li stocks  foolish face photo of Nine Muses at '2016 Idol Megastar Athletic Championship'

On February 10, Nine Muses' Kyung Li shared an image of her and her contributors at the '2016 Idol Big name Athletics Championship' on her Instagram. 

Their good looks still shines during the funny expressions, and enthusiasts were happyto peer them in relaxed outfits, other from their standardfunctionality looks. 

Lee Tae Im and Yewon plan to head out for drinks?

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Lee Tae Im and Yewon plan to head out for drinks?

She also mentioned her appearance on 'SNL' as either Yewon and Lee Tae Im were presented to be at the show. Lee Tae Im commented, "Even even though Yewon denied the offer, I sought after to cross on the displayon my own to bring my sincere apology," and she added, "I called Yewon after the prove and asked to go out for some drinks, and we are making plans to do so in the close to future". 

Lee Tae Im concluded, "I am receiving a lot more attention and love than I deserve. I'm going to paintingstougher since I have given fantasticunhappiness in the past." 

Kai's visa problems resolved, to join in EXO's North American tour

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Kai's visa problems resolved, to join in EXO's North American tour

SM Entertainmentannounced on February 11, "Kai has been issued a via. He will be departing for Vancouver, Canada nowadays in the afternoon for the 2d one concert." Kai was onceprior to nowprinted to be lacking out onthe Texas forestall of EXO's tour, yetit isjust right more enthusiastsmay not be disappointed!

The 'EXO From EXO Planet 2: The EXO'luXion in North America tour' could bepreventing by Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Vancouver next. EXO just wrapped up their concert in Dallas, Texas at the 10th.

Rapper Double K unveils new unmarried 'Be Proud'!

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Rapper Double K unveils new unmarried 'Be Proud'!

The song exudes smooth, Neo-soul vibes and used to befinishedright through a 'slump' duration the rapper went through, a era where one feels too downcast to be productive.

While you solid yourself into the recent single, be at theglance out for more from Double K as he has promised a new unmarriedeach and every month till May!

Kwak Si Yang Talks About “We Were given Married” Wife Kim So Yeon’s True Character

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Kwak Si Yang Talks About “We Were given Married” Wife Kim So Yeon’s True Character

Kwak Si Yang Talks About We Were given Married Wife Kim So Yeons True Personality leejojoba February 11, 2016 0 Actors Kwak Si Yang and Kim So Yeon are recentlyperforming on “We Got Married” in combination every bit a virtual married couple. They painting a candy romance between an older girl and a more youthfulguyat the show. Even if they see every other once each two weeks to checklistevery one episode, every moment they spend together has already change into unforgettable memories for them both. Many fanatics of the displayspecific envy for the stunning couple.

Kwak Si Yang recently sat down for an interview and unfolded about Kim So Yeon. He commented, “She’s very considerate. She is the epitome of being good. I from time to time wonder how any personmay also be so excellent and kind. Since I’m around someone so good, I take a glance at my very best to be like her, too. Remembering every other’s birthdays and making plansa uniquetournamentwas once the maximum memorable section for me from the show. I you must betruthful and provethe genuine Kwak Si Yang on the show.”

The actor revealed that he writes a bucket list every year. What he couldn’t accomplish closing year have become his purpose for the hot year. More than one the things on the list include buying a area for his oldsters and starring in a mini-series drama. There are loads of things he needs to accomplish as an actor just beginning out and receiving spotlight.

MBC Releases Spotlight Reel of 7 of the maximum productive Idol Futsal Goals

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MBC Releases Spotlight Reel of 7 of the maximum productive Idol Futsal Goals

MBC Releases Spotlight Reel of 7 of the maximum efficient Idol Futsal Dreams crystalcove February 11, 2016 0 Following the belief of this Lunar New Years 2016 Idol Superstar Athletics Championships, MBC has released a highlight reel of probably the mostbest possible goals scored in futsal between 2014 and 2015. Futsal is a changedtype offootball played with five avid gamers per facet on a smaller box than normal soccer. Take a glance at the list below.

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