at 19th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh, National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1 FEB - 31 MAR, 2022
at Between ShanShui, Gallery of R&F Group, London, UK, 12 DEC, 2021 - 16 MAR, 2022
at 2022 MMCA Art Bank, Iksan Arts Center, Iksan, Korea, 29 JUL - 4 SEP, 2022
My work addresses the importance of calm and serene message, even though a scar remains in the land and collective memory in a tranquil landscape. Weaving scar of the space and time will be repeated continuously like tide waving, which leaves a visible trace on the floor repeatedly and is vanished continuously.
- From the Artist notes for Nowhere in Somewhere
Nowhere in Somewhere addresses the importance of calm and serene message, even though a scar remains in the land and collective memory in a tranquil landscape. Weaving scar of the space and time will be repeated continuously like tide waving, which leaves a visible trace on the floor repeatedly and is vanished continuously.
Recent research has explored how collective memory can be sculptured by art, through the concept of ‘The Thickness of Time’ such as ‘The eye of angel’ that represents ‘Omniscience’ perspective between past and now. These multiple time-based visions will be engaged in order to address the current challenges of oblivion about history, conflict in the world, and human alienation by technology.
This allows Lee’s to build on and deepen his previous work such as video collages combining a plenty of footages shot in place where catastrophic events happened in a history. As a result, the artist presents a multi layered exploration of the ambiguities of collective memory and history, public and private space, ‘stratum of time’, and ‘erosion of time’ to reveal the hidden historical dead zone, which has involved multi-media installations that frequently cross over between several genres of Modern Art. In addition, expanding the field of research to address questions of the Asian utopias influenced by Buddhism and Taoism in the context of the ideal relationship between nature and humans allows Lee to simultaneously engage more nature-friendly human perspectives on the history of urbanization and its current impasses.
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, Busan, Korea
Madame Tussauds Prize, A winner of RCA 180th Fine Art Degree Show, London, UK