Chunghyung Lee (b. 1983, Korea) works as an artist as well as a freelance contractor for interior design work. Mediating the sensory clashes (or impulses) that occur from this dual occupation—one that favours creativity and the other one labour—is a recurring theme in his works. This exhibition takes advantage of the structural layout of P21 by simultaneously presenting two exhibitions that connect the gallery's two spaces conceptually.
The show is comprised of the formal exhibition along with the behind-the-scenes effort comprised of the physical labour, time and the physical foundation (space) that is essential to any exhibition. The two parallel exhibitions are presented together as Different Kinds of White. They balance the physical space and the conceptual interpretation of the artist's practice, creating a single resonating time-space built on a delicate coordination. For example in one of the spaces (P2), Lee experiments with the given physical limits to extend the cognitive experience (height, width, scale, etc.) through scale variation and sensory expansion. In the other space (P1), Lee exaggerates physical form by accumulating and stacking objects as if resisting the depletion of the materials as well as labour, expense and time used in producing the show. Known for his site-specific installations that emphasize a sense of temporality, Lee uses the solidity of the materials and form to expose—and to actively postpone—the futile evanescence of time that exists behind the stage.
ChungHyung Lee (b.1983) received his B.F.A in ceramics at Hongik University and obtained his M.F.A in sculpture at the same school. He held his solo exhibitions at Space Willing and Dealing (2015), SongEun Artcube (2016) and also participated in other exhibitions including Gangwon international biennale (2018), SongEun Artspace (2018), Arko Art Center (2017), Seoul Museum of art, ACC (2015) and more.
Press release courtesy P21.