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Spectacular Double Exposure Oil Paintings

Korean artist Ho Ryon Lee's series entitled Overlapping Images incorporates a double exposure technique that is typically used in photography. The remarkable thing about this body of work is that the images are, in fact, oil paintings. The realistic renditions of the multitude of scantily clad women in these works employ a layering method that plays with opacity. There is a simulated sense of motion, as though we're able to view several moments in time at once.

While the paintings reflect movement, they also exude a slow-motion sensuality. In most of Lee's work, he represents a headless or faceless female form. It is a primal depiction of the male gaze and perhaps even illustrative daydreams of the adolescent male mind. There's something about his work that seems voyeuristic while simultaneously celebrating the beauty of the female body.







Ho Ryon Lee on Galerie Bhak
via [faith is torment]

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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