Based out of San Francisco's street art movement, Korean born artist Lee reflects on social conditions within youth culture, urban environments and generation "next," tapping into both American and Korean visual aesthetics. Sociopolitical and economic issues surrounding homelessness and youth populations are at the heart of Lee's paintings, which play with the subcultures' politics of power, judgment and perception. Lee's on-location assemblages embody concepts that float between his choice of subject matter, material and technique. The graffiti-like amalgamations fold in traditional figurative portraiture and promote public discourse, challenging the notion of what is considered fine art.
Lee's most recent exhibition in 2009, 'Sunshine on Cast Shadows' was showcased at The University of Arizona's Joseph Gross Gallery. Lee has been widely exhibited internationally in San Francisco, New York, Montreal and Los Angeles.