Lee Ukbae

Lee Ukbae tries to draw on and recreate the philosophy and beauty of Korean traditional art, including folk paintings of the Chosun dynasty and genre paintings by renowned Chosun artists such as Danwon and Hyewon. Lee wants to create works deeply rooted in our reality. He was chosen as for the 2010 IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) honor list and in 2019 was named the Korean candidate for the Hans Christian Andersen Awards.