Il Lee: Ballpoint Abstractions

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    Il Lee, Untitled 978 Q, 1997-1998. Ballpoint pen on paper, 82 x 61 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Art Projects International (API), New York.

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    Il Lee, Untitled 302, 2002. Ballpoint pen on paper, 30 x 22 ½ inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Art Projects International (API), New York.

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    Il Lee, BK-002, 2006. Ballpoint pen on canvas, 80 x 127 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Art Projects International (API), New York.

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    Il Lee, BL-071, 2006. Ballpoint pen on canvas, 75 x 115 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Art Projects International (API), New York.

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    Il Lee, BL-075, 2006. Ballpoint pen on paper, 60 x 84 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Art Projects International (API), New York.

Using the unique medium he has cultivated since the 1980s—the humble ballpoint pen on paper, and more recently, canvas—Lee creates works that are abstract, yet express the dynamic, unbridled power of nature. This was the Brooklyn-based artist’s first major museum survey exhibition, and spanned the previous 25 years of his work.

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