Surreal photographs from Korea
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In a new series, Jason Lai meets the rising stars in Korea’s worlds of art, music, dance and fashion.

There’s no shortage of eclectic artists in Korea, and one of the country’s most prominent rising stars is the award-winning photographer Jeeyoung Lee.

“I consider my art to be not just the final photograph, but the process of making the set as well as the dismantling of the set,” Lee says. “And when I dismantle the set, I feel the emotions that were entangled in my art become purified.”

Vibrant and deeply personal, Jeeyoung’s photos are manifestations of her experiences, memories and dreams.

Watch the video above to find out more.

Jason Lai is the conductor of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in Singapore. His interest in Asia’s arts and cultural scene goes beyond music to the very core of what it reveals about the heart and soul of these countries.

Episode 1 of Heart of Korea screens on Friday 2 March 0655GMT and again at 0755GMT, 1155GMT, 1250GMT, 1350GMT, 1455GMT and 1655GMT on BBC World News.

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