About me

Somang Lee is an illustrator and performance artist based in London

Somang studied illustration at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design where she graduated with distinction and absolved a Masters degree at the Royal College of Art.

In the process of creating her artworks, Somang employs an unusual technique – a combination of intricate paper cutouts and illuminating those with the aid of a light box. This symbiosis creates a unique and luminescent image, with striking textures and vivid colours.

Somang’s work has been employed by a varied client list. Her clients include: Kew Gardens, The National Autism Society, English Heritage, Asian Music Circuit, Battersea Arts Club, Pavilion Books, ITV and Tesco.

Somang also creates innovative performances combining shadow puppetry, a light box and multimedia technology.

Her projection-based performances are both cinematic and theatrical in nature and create a new meeting point for moving image and performance. There is a special kind of magic that can only be experienced when witnessed live.

Somang loves collaborating with musicians, film and theatre makers and has performed at: The Wilton’s Music Hall, The Yard Theatre, The Barbican, Chats Palace, Soundtracks Festival, Rich Mix, Vortex Jazz Club, The Southbank Centre and Cafe Oto.

Please get in touch if you would like to talk about commissions and collaborations by heading to the Contact page.