Lee Sangsoo, sculptor from Korea. Photo © Courtesy of the artist

1.Tell us what you do and your beginnings.

I am a sculptor working in Korea. My childhood dream was to be a painter because I really liked to draw. So I went to art college and majored in sculpture. Even now, making art is the most enjoyable thing for me.

Stretching Siamese Cat, 2021 © Lee Sangsoo

2.What does your work aim to say?

Among Picasso’s works, there are works that draw animals with minimal lines. I received my first inspiration through those works, and I wanted to reproduce them in a space rather than a canvas.

3.Where do you find inspiration for your art?

I like to observe animals. Each animal has its own unique characteristics. It is a mystery of nature and a result of evolution. No matter how talented an artist, he cannot express the wonder of nature. I just want to work on it anew as my method of expression.