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Ballpoint Pen Drawings by IL Lee

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I guess these ballpoint pen drawings by IL Lee is a perfect example of what creative talent really is. Everybody might find themselves doodling with an ordinary ballpoint pen, but these amazing drawings is far from ordinary. This is the kind of “simple” art I would love to hang on my wall.

IL Lee is best known for his pioneering work with ballpoint pen that he began 30 years ago. IL was born in Seoul, Korea. Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

© Art Projects International; Courtesy of artist and Art Projects International, New York

© Art Projects International; Courtesy of artist and Art Projects International, New York

© Art Projects International; Courtesy of artist and Art Projects International, New York

© Art Projects International; Courtesy of artist and Art Projects International, New York

© Art Projects International; Courtesy of artist and Art Projects International, New York

© Art Projects International; Courtesy of artist and Art Projects International, New York

© Art Projects International; Courtesy of artist and Art Projects International, New York

© Art Projects International; Courtesy of artist and Art Projects International, New York

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7 comments.

  1. this is just great, I always wanted to do it with ballpoint pen but never had enough guts

  2. great! some of these are as big as a wall. i saw the best show ever of IL LEE’s ballpoint pen on canvas and on paper at san jose museum of art a few years ago and more recently “ink-less” ballpoint on canvas. niiiiiiiice!

  3. I would love to see these in a museum show. Where?

  4. I’m not sure where you can actually see IL’s work. But check the website link and maybe you can find out there …

  5. CHECK THIS OUT — IL LEE speaks with Asian Art Archives

    http://www.aaa-a.org/2011/08/03/conversation-with-il-lee/

  6. The energy looks immediate in all his drawings/paintings, yet each work must take weeks if not months to finish. Much like many of the impressionist painters wanting to capture a moment .. yet taking weeks to do so. There is a show in New York including a few large works.

  7. Awesome works!

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