2017 Dec Artist 十二月艺术家 Justin Lee
Artist Singapore https://justinleeck.com/ Residency Period: December 2017
Justin Lee was awarded Mont Blanc Young Artist World Patronage Project 2006, Hamburg, German. He was also awarded the Lasalle Scholarship (Master of Fine Art), NAFA Scholarship for his BA degree course in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore in 2005 and the National Art Council, Georgette-Chen Arts Scholarship for his Diploma in Fine Arts from the Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore which he completed in 1999. In 2000, he was selected to complete a 6-months intensive training program at the Tyler Print Workshop in New York, under Mr. Ken Tyler’s supervision. He returns and worked as an apprentice with the Singapore Tyler Institute for two years.
Justin Lee series of works bring a different understanding of today’s Singapore society and lifestyle with a blend of east and west cultures. Justin also seeks to record everyday lifestyle into visual art based on his cultural, and its surrounding by doubting questions appearances. He believes that art plays an important part in helping people to grow and to see the important role play and awareness of themselves. His current works reflect on how text influences and controls the users in our daily lifestyle. His works also reflect on words and images from the mass media like signage, billboards and consumer products which control our thoughts and expression.
Previous Works 代表作品
In this series of work, Justin uses stop-motion photography to capture the movement of appearance and behavior, based on the overloaded of digital paradigms.
By looking at the pleasure and displeasure on selfie portraiture, the artist stands to question on how one behaves or response emotionally with circumstances, mood and relationship with social media.
The artist is trying to explore multiple selfie shots with a desire to over-share shots, in unintended blurry parts that allow people to rethink on how selfie might construct our behavior unconsciously, with today’s advancement of technology gadgets we are living in.