Lee Kuang-Yu

Lee Kuang-Yu was born in 1954 in Taiwan. In the early 1970, he entered the Department of Sculpture of the National Academy of the Arts (predecessor of the National Taiwan University of Arts). Following graduation in 1975, he went to Spain to study western sculptural technique and theory in Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando and Universidad Complutense de Madrid respectively.On returning to Taiwan, he taught at the Taipei National University of the Arts and the National Taiwan University of Arts. Lee Kuang-Yu's creations crosses cultural and historical boundaries, representing a cultural marker in which traditional Buddhist and Daoist thought intertwines with modernism. On the level of sculptural language, his work opens up the enclosed structure of sculpture with his characteristic techniques. It creates the unique form, style, and concept of the "void," and demonstrates "the concept of silent void in the Oriental culture".His work has previously been exhibited in New York, Venice, Spain, Austria, Japan and Singapore. Within Taiwan, three major musuems have collected his works.