Artist Profile: Dongyun Lee

Dongyun Lee was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. After Dongyun Lee received his BFA in Visual Communication Design, he has worked as a graphic designer for a while in Korea. Then he moved to United States and received his MFA degree in Illustration as...

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Dec 19 2012, 3:14pm

Dongyun Lee was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. After Dongyun Lee received his BFA in Visual Communication Design, he has worked as a graphic designer for a while in Korea. Then he moved to United States and received his MFA degree in Illustration as Visual Essay at School of Visual Arts. His illustrations have appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers and advertisments. His work has also been exhibited in New York, L.A, London, and Seoul. Currently Dongyun Lee works in Brooklyn.

"When I moved to US I made some friends who are really huge fans of horor movies. So I started watching horor movies with them. I would say that I am still a beginner, but this job gave me a perfect excuse to watch a classic horor movie, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974).  After watching it I feel that I'm now on my way to becoming a big fan of horor movies.

Of course, the murderer with a mask and chainsaw is the scariest thing in the movie. So I drew the main character in low angle. Then I put scared victims behind. Masks made by human skins are on the back. I used limited colors to make dark, rough and scary mood." - Dongyun Lee

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