In Lee Kang-so’s works, objects are suggested by only their contours. Lee crosses the borders between existence and thought as well as reality and imagination through brushstrokes generated by freedom in brushwork as his hand moves, encouraging the downward flow of pigments. He communicates with those in the world, moving back and forth in a variety of fields such as painting, installation, ceramics, photography, and video.
Lee Kang-so studied painting at Seoul National University. He worked as a professor at Gyeongsang National University and served as a visiting professor and artist for University at Albany, State University of New York. He has participated in the Triangle Workshop as well as international studio artist programs organized by the Institute for Contemporary Art, New York (currently MoMA PS1). He has also won the 3rd Lee In-sung Art Prize.