Jaewook Lee’s work deals with the perceptions
and theories that define our sense of place,
humanity, and nature. Consisting of video,
installation, and performance, his practice
assumes that all relationships in space are
sculptural, hence form, weight, volume,
scale, and negative space create material
extensions and possibilities of physical and
sensorial space. In a way, his work references
a long line of advances in and controversies
over perspectival theory, from the canvas as
a window giving the illusion of space to
approaches related to quantum physics and
metaphysics. Among Lee’s most recent themes
is memory as both recorder of knowledge and
conductor of imagination and poetic license.
Memory’s sense of time resembles a traveler
moving from experience to experience, documenting
but also reordering according to empathy
and the desire for expression.
...see the entire article in the print version of May's Sculpture magazine.
Jaewook Lee, Becoming Pollens, 2013. Powdered North and South Korean Flags, 4 x 4 ft.