Sujin Lee draws curious portraits, as if the ladies in Picasso’s “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” got a contemporary makeover.
“I’m inspired by girls, especially 15~25 years old. They are confused all the time but they can’t tell anyone, they just keep it in, and I’m interested in this. The girls in my work have expressionless faces, but different emotions inside. They are afraid to express their feelings, so I want to people know and understand about their fear and depression through my drawings. I don’t exactly know how to discuss my work, but it’s always hard to say my opinions, so I draw my feelings. So the girls in my work could be me, and because of this, people who know me say these girls are very similar to me. But I’m not drawing myself! It’s a girl who lives somewhere. It could be my friends or my sister. Could be anyone.”