Art Projects International

The New York TimesNovember 24, 2003

“All about the Delicacy and Energy of the Line – Il Lee” by Helen A. Harrison



For pure linear intensity, IL Lee’s drawings cannot be bettered. They demonstrate how pen and ink can be used to build complex forms that seem held together by some sort of adhesive energy. But around the edges, the line breaks away from the gravitational force that pulls it back in on itself, creating auras that complement the density of bundles. With a ballpoint pen on meticulously prepared surfaces, the artist has achieved remarkably sensuous results.

– Helen A. Harrison

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