161 Eglinton Ave East, Toronto, ON
PATCH has partnered with Menkes Developments Ltd. and artist Hyein Lee whose work is populated by lonesome, humble and friendly monsters which depict melancholy moments with cuddly-toy appeal. Autobiographical in content, these intimate diary-like paintings are often a direct translation of the artist’s feelings. Her works invite the viewer to leave daily burdens at the door, and explore the childish fantasy world we’ve forgotten.
Hyein is an engineer turned an illustrator and motion graphics designer. Born in Korea, she came to Canada when she was 14 where she now lives in her favourite city, Toronto. Hyein’s art has been exhibited all over the world – Paris, Berlin, Mexico, US, UAE. She has held teaching positions with OCADU and Centennial College, and is currently a professor in Sheridan College’s Illustration program.
Hyein is an engineer turned illustrator and motion graphics designer. She gave up her big fat paycheque to pursue her dream; she is poor now, but somehow a lot happier. Her work is populated by lonesome, humble and friendly monsters which depict melancholy moments with ...
As a fully integrated development company, Menkes is involved in the planning, design and construction of a diverse portfolio of residential, commercial and industrial properties. The Eglinton, a striking 34-storey glass tower is part of the well-established Yonge & Eglinton neighbourhood – the ideal blend of well-treed residential streets, excellent food and shopping, a bustling business hub, and a commuter’s dream with convenient transit access.
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