Christie Projectors Shed New Light on Lee Jung-Seob’s Masterpieces in Korea

Visual solutions specialist, Christie, has used its digital projection technology to bring the work of legendary Korean painter, Lee Jung-Seob, to life.

Two large illuminated canvases at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea display a special exhibition that pays tribute to the nation's most celebrated artist.

The first canvas displays Lee Jung-Seob’s experimental paintings on the metal foil linings of cigarette packs. The high definition display technology allows the tiny paintings to be viewed in minute detail.

The exhibition has been sponsored by Christie Korea with the projectors installed by IMTEC.

“The Christie E Series projectors have presented Lee Jung-Seob’s paintings in such a beautiful and realistic way that we are able to get a glimpse of the life of this artistic genius, ” commented said Min-Don Joo, Director, IMTEC. “I hope that the projected visuals will enhance visitors’ appreciation of our national artist’s masterpieces and to hold on to the belief of never letting go of hope and innocence, even in hardships.”

The 4m wide by 3m high second canvas displays images of artwork created during the Korean War when Lee spent a year living in Seogwipo, Jeju Island, including the famous “Illusion of Seogwipo”.

“We are delighted that the Christie E Series, known for its unrivalled value, versatility and superior image quality, has been chosen by our partner IMTEC for this landmark exhibition, ” reported Henry Khang, General Manager, Christie Korea. “In recent years, large venues such as museums and theatres are increasingly relying on visual technologies to showcase precious works of art and performances.”

“The 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Korean Modern Masters – Lee Jung-Seob” runs from June 3rd to October 3rd 2016.

Image kind courtesy Christie.