Jung Lee is showing her first exhibition in Dubai at the Green Art Gallery. She has two series, Day and Night and Aporia, which means “coming to a dead end” in Greek. Inspired by Roland Barthes’ ‘A Lover’s Discoursem,' she tells the story of ineptitude of people in love.
The exhibit is remarkable, featuring snowy snapshots of forests, trees and hills along with warm messages of newly found and forgotten love. Some of the messages are heart-wrenching, recalling memories of old breakups or long lost nostalgia. For Lee, the empty phrases reveal the solitude and sorrow of the modern generation. In the ‘Day and Night’ series, she focuses on God and love as the two main words reflecting her interpretation of Dante’s Divine Comedy. Thus, her exhibit is very much rooted in classical literature and this essence is communicated in her melancholic imagery.
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