David Choong Lee combines elements of graffiti, collage, graphic design, portraiture, and classical realism. He was born in Seoul, Korea in 1966 and moved to the US in 1993 to pursue traditional fine art at the Academy of Art. His first major body of work depicted San Francisco's homeless in the Tenderloin, then evolved to depict the diversity of San Francisco's population. Many of the city's recognizable characters have shown up in breathtaking pieces on his signature wine and cigar boxes. In recent years, Lee has begun to shift focus from the figure to the abstract and geometric. These two styles come together in impressive assemblages that have shown in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Tucson, Canada, and Korea.
Cosmic Dust 02
Luna Rienne Gallery describes "Cosmic Dust 02" by David Choong Lee.
San Francisco artist David Choong Lee presents his first collection of wholly abstract paintings.
Luna Rienne Gallery for Grand Hyatt SF
An 18-minute documentary about the creation of seven large-scale works for the Grand Hyatt in Union Square San Francisco.
Preview: Luna Rienne Collection
Preview of Luna Rienne Gallery's curation of an art collection for the Grand Hyatt SF in Union Square