Website: Joon Lee
Joon Lee's pursuit of experimenting in the arts grows as he explores various mediums from film photography to hand-cut collaging to large-scale paintings.
Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Joon moved to Vancouver in May 2000. His pursuit of experimenting in the arts grows as he explores various mediums from film photography to hand-cut collaging to large-scale paintings.
Recently, Joon's work has shown throughout Canada, US, China, U.K., and Australia and has been featured in various publications, including Collage Expo, Juxtapoz, Onbooooooom, SAD, Thisaintartschool, Creative Boom, and more.
"A means to document my existence, not only to record but to prove my time here in the 21st century, is the fundamental reason why I create. While maintaining the stirring, primitive instinct to arrange colour, rhythm, and form in ties to my past and the present, I seek to develop formal relation to expose the anomaly behind the social construct between conventional and abnormal beauty."
"Though art analyses its form into intellectual terms (balance, measure, rhythm, and harmony), I paint to translate logical thought to feeling, a sense, a mood. Art is here to break the illusion of function and societal norms that demand the very definition of reality. We have done a tremendous job of subjugating ourselves from actuality to where we feel the depths of induced anxiety, depression, and unfulfilling livelihoods. To me, that does not speak the truth to who and what we are."
If art is to reflect, resonate, and reproduce reality, art should show imperfections and the very function of the dysfunctional form we call life." - Joon Lee.