From an early age, Shinah Lee showed a lot of aptitude for drawing and visual arts. She could never have imagined her life without art.
Originally from South Korea, she emigrated to Montreal at the age of 13. As a calm and reserved teenager, she suddenly finds herself confronted with the excitement of experiencing a new culture: different faces and landscapes, which nourishes her artistic explorations.
She enthusiastically began studying arts at Dawson College, as she felt ready to make her place in Montreal's artistic community. She then continued her studies in graphic arts at the University of Quebec in Montreal in 2002.
In her twenties, now a graphic artist, Shinah continued to refine her sensibility by travelling through the city to capture the energy and inspiration she was able to render through hundreds of sketches and drawings. Her curiosity about the graphic possibilities of her profession led her to develop her natural talent for flowing, textures and composition. Following the death of her father, her art took on an emotional dimension, which helped to define her personal style which she had been developing for several years. Using the iconography of flowers as a representation of her emotions, a metaphor for life, death and love.
Shinah begins her works on the ground, making an abstract backdrop. She then hangs the canvas on the wall, rotating it until she is satisfied with its composition and the vitality that emerges from the work. She then adds colors, in a very fast and instinctive gesture, almost nourished with urgency.
Shinah's paintings are inspired by the images and vibrations she perceives from the world and city life. Her paintings are all of flowers but are depicted with a spontaneous emotion through which the artist shares her feelings about love and life.