Jaewook Lee, Becoming Pollens, 2013. Powdered North and South Korean Flags, 4 x 4 ft.

Jaewook Lee: Space As Window

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.