Lee Lee-Nam’s modern interpretation of Gyeomjae Jeong Seon*, whose works are considered one of the most representative cultural heritages of Korea. Jeong Seon captures the beauty of Mount Kumgang using Korean true-view landscape painting technique, and Lee reinterprets his work through digital technology to create an opportunity for visual language to connect two mountains that cannot reach each other.
Mount Kumgang is located in North Korea, and Lee depicts symbolic structures and the shared culture of both North and South Korea to express that the two countries can become one through peace. This symbolic representation of a peaceful future captures the four seasonal changes, a shared cultural heritage, architecture, etc., through a digitalized classical painting style.
Gyeomjae Jeong Seon (1676-1759) is a master painter who pioneered the true-view landscape painting style during the late Joseon Dynasty.