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Sun Ju Lee ― Enfolded Surface

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The Muse
269 Portobello Rd
London W11 1LR

Open Thursday to Sunday, noon – 6pm
Private View: 30 November 2017, 6.30pm – 9pm

At first glance Sun Ju Lee plays with your perception; images appear and disappear between the threads of her work, as definition is abstracted by one’s shifting depth of focus.

Of glass and paper, the work is immaculately produced in soft vertical compositions that compel you to move, as if to dance with her in brief moments of lucidity. The artist adds colour to multiple overlaid photographs, blurring them into hints of urban landscapes only decipherable through her imperative of motion. Intrinsic to her brief, the artist seeks out spaces whose stark aesthetic and air of administration create mesmerizing juxtapositions to her ever changing evanescent forms.

Sun Ju Lee is an artist based in London. She completed an MA in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art, London, in 2010 and is currently an AHRC funded PhD researcher in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds.

Her works have been shown in a number of exhibitions including: Summer Group Show, Arthill Gallery, London (2017); assembly passage, the Gallery at the Library at Willesden Green, London (2016, Solo); International Print Biennale, Gallery North, Newcastle (2016); Mindful Mindness, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul (2016); Floating Platform, Cork Printmakers, Cork (2015, solo project). Selected Residencies and Prizes include: Artist Fellowship Grant for International Residency Programme, Arts Council Korea (2017, 2009); National Glass Centre Residency Award, International Print Biennale, Newcastle (2016); Create Space London Residency and commission, London (2016); Sirius Art Centre residency, Cobh, Ireland (2015); University of Bedfordshire residency, London (2014-2015); Tim and Belinda Mara Trust Award, UK (2010); and RCA Residency at Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

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