I choose what I work with very carefully. Everything has connotations, stories, and I utilise them. I borrow the general meanings materials have and embrace them in my work.
— Lee Bul
Thaddaeus Ropac London presents paintings from Lee Bul’s Perdu series for the first time in the UK, including new works created especially for the exhibition. Conceived as single and multi-panel works, these sumptuous mother-of-pearl and acrylic paintings exemplify the artist’s practice by bringing together past, present and future temporalities through the materials and references they incorporate. The exhibition marks the artist’s first solo presentation in the UK since her landmark retrospective Crashing at the Hayward Gallery, London in 2018.