Minjae Lee is a young South Korean artist whose work is filled with powerful colors, aggressive scenes and a clever blend of beauty, innocence and fragility.
At just 22 years old, he’s a self-taught artist, that uses old-fashioned tools, such as markers, pens, crayons, acrylics, to create his illustrations. His dramatic works are all about pattern and texture that just add more authenticity to his illustrations. You can check out more of his fantastic works on his DeviantArt profile.
I have loved color since I was 7 year old. Not many people accepted me using colors this way, including a few teachers.. so. I’ve always drawn by myself. One day, I found markers, and loved them because of the vivid colors they produce. So I always use markers now.
I find inspiration in human face. and abstract movement and COLOR! When I draw people, it’s on the spur of the moment, very spontaneous. I’m always experimenting with new materials, and ways to do things.
(All images via Minjae Lee)