James Ming-Hsueh LEE
His work often spotlights on the objects found in all sorts of stores. With a penetrating sense of humor, he reexamines and challenges the conventional understanding of ‘things’ indoctrinated by the media, education and society. Through reversing the concept of objects--correct usage, appearance or human perception, the artist is able to offer refreshing and amusing interpretations so as to explore other possibilities of contemporary art.
2020｜Interactive and responsive web page
As always, people are inclined to believe what the “presentation” brings about, whether by visual effects, as the saying goes — “Pictures don't lie,” or by recorded evidence of any physical form: each bears an ideology derived from “To see is to believe.” The “presentation” with a meticulous logic of science has invaded most people's lives, and yet, in contrast to the “presentation,” the “absence” connected to invisible emotions or fleeting descriptions beyond words becomes a distant hollow hard to glance over. It is frightening that the hollow is not non-existential, but people chose to ignore it deliberately.