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Kwangho Lee



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Above is Kwangho Lee’s ballroom installation for Come Up To My Room 2009 at the Gladstone Hotel.   Kwangho insists on making every object he creates by hand, linking him to the peasant life of his grand-parents and that life seems to have such an influence on his work.   This is interesting and fresh in a world where it seems every designer wants a fast-track career and mass-produced products.

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Beyond the pleasure of a precisely calculated form, Kwangho Lee searches for the aesthetics in the value of memories that connect the past and the present provided
by the human hand.

Kwangho Lee’s work comes mostly from his childhood experiences. Through his work he searches for possible changes and new meanings in the most ordinary objects of our daily lives. Kwangho believes that many of the mundane objects have boundless capabilities of transforming into something else. Guided by his motto “ORDINARY OBJECTS CAN BECOME SOMETHING ELSE” Kwangho seeks to express the symphony of design and craft. His projects never undergo machinery process. Therefore only small quantities are ‘crafted’ out of his hands.

www.kwangholee.com

Kwangho’s work is presented by  Montreal design  gallery commissaires, in collaboration with Toronto’s Ministry of the Interior.