2018 #Material4.0
22 3월 2019

#Material4.0

October 6, 2018 – March 3, 2019
Galerie Stadt Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen, Germany

Installation View of #Material4.0, Galerie Stadt Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen, Germany, 2018

Photo: Henning Krause

Photo: Henning Krause

Photo: Jung Lee

Photo: Jung Lee

Photo: Jung Lee

Photo: Henning Krause

Photo: Jung Lee

By Madeleine Frey
In her work South Korean artist Jung Lee explores the irrelevance of language. Language frequently becomes divested of its meaning as a result of catchwords and slogans from advertising and pop culture. Lee uses neon lettering and landscape to translate this observation through artistic means. Using the medium of photography she captures the moment in which lettering and landscape merge. To this end she places the neon in a deserted, undefined nature space. The intensity of the neon stands in stark contrast to the often barren and obscure atmosphere of nature. In the series No More, the neon becomes increasingly illegible and dissolve in a hazy fusion with the landscape, with which Lee intimates a kind of murmuring. In using this form of representation, Lee expands her pictorial vocabulary and implies a further level in the incomprehensibility of language: murmuring as the acoustic failure of communication.

Exhibited Works

No More (From the Series ‘No More’), 2016, C-type Print, 152 × 191cm

Unintelligible (From the Series ‘No More’), 2016, C-type Print, 152 × 191cm

Take Me Away (From the Series ‘No More’), 2016, C-type Print, 128 × 161cm

Hold Me Tight (From the Series ‘Aporia’), 2014, C-type Print, 170 × 136cm

I Still Remember (From the Series ‘Aporia’), 2010, C-type Print, 136 × 170cm

You, You, You…… (From the Series ‘Aporia’), 2010, C-type Print, 125 × 100cm

The End (From the Series ‘Aporia’), 2010, C-type Print, 100 × 125cm