Minjae Lee aka GrenoMJ illustration

“Hello, my name is MJ (minjae lee).  I’m an 23 year man living in Korea, I am an illustrator and a painter.

I have loved color since I was 7 year old. Not many people accepted me using colors this way, including a few teachers… so. I’ve always drawn by myself. One day, I found markers, and loved them because of the vivid colors they produce. So I always use markers now.

I find inspiration in human face. and abstract movement and COLOR!  so. When I draw people, it’s on the spur of the moment, very spontaneous.  I’m always experimenting with new materials, and ways to do things.

I always hope work is fun . so always i draw with Fun stuff. that’s my power for life 🙂

For more of Minjae’s work, check out his sitegrenomj.com

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“Minjae Lee is a young South Korean artist whose work expresses a semi-disturbing inner tension that is tough to ignore, even if you feel that you’d like to. It draws you in with its powerful colors, halting imagery and clever juxtaposition of beauty, innocence and fragility with brash, loud and aggressive.
What characterizes his work overall is drama. The ethereal females that populate most of his work exude a dark, organic tension, and it seems that even the brightest marker colors do not quite manage to save them from some sort of looming peril. Or are we, the viewers, in fact, the ones who are in danger? Whatever the case, we are drawn in, interacting on an emotional level, surprised, looking for something.”.

– Tuija Seipell


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