by Chi Birmingham in New Art on Monday 2 April 2012

Hyesu Lee’s cheerful color palette and childlike recklessness belie the depth of feeling and true mastery of craft that distinguishes her work. From image to image, Hyesu introduces us to the flora and fauna of a world that only she can see. Along with her portfolio of paintings, Hyesu maintains a regular drawing journal called Dear Anne where she matches her drawings with observations about her life and surroundings that never fail to take the reader by surprise. Through Hyesu’s eyes we see the city of New York for the alien land that it is.