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Kyu Sang Lee is one of five artists from around the world who have been chosen to showcase their artwork in the SOLO section during the 2019 Investec Cape Town Art Fair.
Kyu Sang Lee is one of five artists from around the world who have been chosen to showcase their artwork in the SOLO section during the 2019 Investec Cape Town Art Fair.

Cape Town-based artist Kyu Sang Lee has been selected as one of five artists from around the world to showcase their artwork in a special solo section at the upcoming Investec Cape Town Art Fair.

The Korean visual artist works primarily with photography and his work is driven by the concept of time and fate.

The solo section will explore the effects of the digital world on lived realities. The exhibition will include solo presentations in all media, both new and traditional, that represent the unstable relationship between the physical and digital space, the real and the hyperreal.

Lee grew up between two very different continents and cultures. His contact with divergent ideas and traditions of the East, West and Africa have had a universal impact on his work. Exploring concepts and sentiments related to time, fate and death, Lee’s projects explore and celebrate the insignificant.Despite only recently graduating, Lee holds a promising career in the art world. In 2017, he won the Celeste Prize in photography. He also boasts a handful of awards from the University of Cape Town, including the Cecil Skotnes Award for most promising artist.

His elegantly sombre photographs illustrate the existential anxiety in everyday life, and although this vision is abstract, his photographic works show the absolute beauty of the existence of insignificance.

This year’s fair sees a record number of galleries from around the world taking part, making it the largest art fair on the continent to date.

More than 100 galleries and exhibitors from around the continent and the world will be taking part at the fair.

Galleries and special projects manager, Khanya Mashabela, said they want to begin artistic conversations between mediums that express views about the digital world.

“All mediums will be represented alongside the new media, including painting, photography, video and sculpture. By exploring the impact that new media has had on the traditional mediums, and vice versa, we hope that a full picture will emerge, of the state and future of art practice on the African continent,” she said.

The 2019 Investec Cape Town Art Fair will run for Friday 15 to Sunday 17 February at the CTICC. V For more information visit www.investeccapetownartfair.co.za.

Cape Town-based artist Kyu Sang Lee has been selected as one of five artists from around the world to showcase their artwork in a special solo section at the upcoming Investec Cape Town Art Fair.

The Korean visual artist works primarily with photography and his work is driven by the concept of time and fate.

Lee grew up between two very different continents and cultures. His contact with divergent ideas and traditions of the East, West and Africa have had a universal impact on his work. Exploring concepts and sentiments related to time, fate and death, Lee’s projects explore and celebrate the insignificant.Despite only recently graduating, Lee holds a promising career in the art world. In 2017, he won the Celeste Prize in photography.

More than 100 galleries and exhibitors from around the continent and the world will be taking part at the fair.

Galleries and special projects manager, Khanya Mashabela, said they want to begin artistic conversations between mediums that express views about the digital world.

“All mediums will be represented alongside the new media, including painting, photography, video and sculpture. By exploring the impact that new media has had on the traditional mediums, and vice versa, we hope that a full picture will emerge, of the state and future of art practice on the African continent,” she said.

The Fair will run for Friday 15 to Sunday 17 February at the CTICC. V For more information visit www.investeccapetownartfair.co.za.

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