Surreal Art Studio: Jee Young Lee Creates Dreamscapes


Working in her 160 square foot studio in Korea, artist Jee Young Lee creates the most surreal dreamscapes – using her entire studio as her palette. Part art and part theater – these thought-provoking pieces are testament to the power of small. Constraints are said to enhance creativity and this artist proves that. In the above piece, Last Supper, there is something mesmerizing about all those white rats, as creepy as the thought is. All of her surreal art is created without the use of digital enhancement and her studio is her stage.


Neverending Race has an Alice in Wonderland feel to it with oversize chess pawns (or board game pieces?) and oversize dice. We are all pawns and life is a crap shoot?


Resurrection is a wondrous stage, that speaks of Spring and Rebirth.


The Little Match Girl stands logic on its head – are the matches super size? Or is the girl in miniature?


This piece, Broken Heart, is startling in its simplicity.


Food Chain is an eerily surreal piece in monotone.


A serious statement piece: We’ve got the plastic bottle Flu.


Black Bird is another startling piece – like Pandora’s Box, the doors let loose the birds.


In Treasure Hunt, who can imagine what secrets are hiding in the grass?

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A very industrial look in My Chemical Romance – exactly as intended. A warning, no doubt.


Nightscape is a flowing stream of color, reminiscent of salsa dancers’ costumes with all the flounce and frill.


Reach for the Stars is a sunshine bright piece – the marbles are an interesting accent.


Paper flowers and a romantic dinner for one in Raw.


The sepia red tone of Monsoon Season invokes sorrow…


The colors and whimsy of Sweet Appetite paint a happy picture.
More information: Opiom Gallery

Written by Beverley Wood

Beverley Wood has lived on boats in Toronto and Vancouver and in an old hacienda in Mexico. She knows funky when she sees it. She's been writing since she was old enough to pick up a pen and has never shied away from the unusual or the whimsical. Her love of the unique (and sometimes bizarre) led her to Captivatist.