When first observing what Minjae Lee does, you think wow. Then you look further into it, and think even more wow. This is what Minjae does.
If you go to Minjae’s website, and look at the about page, you can see a variety of pens, and I highly suspect there is also watercolor there on the originals. So, clearly Minjae is using mixed media. It also looks like it’s done on watercolor paper and who knows what else. Maybe coffee stains?!
The color just yells at the viewer, with the high contrast and tribal feeling with the designs. It reminds the viewer of a photograph where there are two different images superimposed on top of each other, typically outlined by an article of clothing, or body part. Simply stunning the designs Minjae produces.
The images are simply mesmerizing. Minjae’s color choice is immaculate, and the fading and blending is simply beautiful. It’s amazing to see the designs choosen, makes one ponder where they come from? Perhaps they are traditional symbols.. With something like this one must view them first hand and up close to get a real feeling of the creations. No doubt they blow the mind even more.