“Peach blossom store” (2020), acrylic ink pen on paper, 122 × 122 centimeters.
“Shingur store” (2019), acrylic ink pen on paper, 75 x 135 centimeters
Peeking through peach blossoms or nestled into a snowy landscape, the tiny shops that Lee Me Kyeoung renders are found across South Korea, from Mokpo to Jeju and Seoul to Gapyeong. The artist already has spent decades speaking with the store owners and weaving their stories into her delicate paintings as part of her ongoing A Small Store series.[…]
“Korye store” (2019), acrylic ink pen on paper, 65 x 65 centimeters