About Bear Lee

I had a bachelor’s degree in sculpture, since then, I have been doing projects related to public sculptures, museums and interior design, and special effects for 11 years, and now I am a Year 2 student at MA / MSc Innovation Design Engineering at Royal College of Art & Imperial College. My research interest would be how to expand and utilize communication for pacifying conflicts and misunderstandings among different classes, nationalities, and species (including plants and animals)


The Lives of People Online

1999/h 600 X 400 mm / colour pens, soft pen, a piece of paper
This work shows a real-time Web site user interface using a log analyzer. When people access a site, a small sphere is created in a large sphere. When the user clicks on the menu inside the site, the small bead that is generated enters the buds of the flower garden and blooms When the user logs out, the flower that was unfolded turns into a bud, and the bead enters a large bead again. The color of the flower garden is divided according to the individual menu inside the site.


2000 / h 600 X 400 mm / colour pens, soft pen, a piece of paper
Through this work, I abstracted the way people or nature live their lives. They are moving differently with completely different forms, but they are gathering to create a landscape.

Steel mill with labours

1999 / h 600 X 400 mm / sign pen, a piece of paper
The work was portrayed through the news that in Korea’s economic crisis, steel mills saw a surge in exports due to low wages and a fall in the value of the won. I show the value and survival of the workers through this work.

Donghak Peasant Movement

1998 / h 1200 X 800 mm / Chinese ink, poster paint, water glue,
marker pen, sign pen, marker spray, a piece of paper
It was the first painting when I dreamed of becoming an artist, before studying art. When Korea’s economic crisis called the IMF came, the gap between the rich and the poor became the biggest social issue. To speak for the voice of people with economic difficulties, I painted the historical issue named the Donghak Peasant Movement, the first major demonstration of equality in Korea.