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Anas Animatus, Anas Animatus H, Anas Animatus D, and Anas Animatus L, 2006, resin, aluminum sticks, stainless steel wires, springs, oil paint,
45x79x53cm, 52x28x34.5cm, 52×30.5x33cm, 49.5x31x33cm
©Hyungkoo Lee

LEE Hyungkoo

Born in 1966 in Pohang, based in Anyang 

Representative artist of the Korean Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007

Animatus (2004 - 2015)

Animatus is a representative series by Lee Hyungkoo. The artist uses the techniques of paleontologists to create the skeletons of the familiar cartoon characters from American Walt Disney and Warner Brothers. Based on anatomical analysis and research, as well as the artist’s quirky imagination, the work evokes an illusion as if viewing a character's fossil. In 2008, his works were showcased at the Natural History Museum in Basel, Switzerland, alongside real fossils of animals.

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