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Tzung Hui Lauren Lee
Looking Towards and Within The 18th of March // 18日的云里
2021
Digital rendering printed on Ilford Tesuki-Washi
59,4x42cm
Edition of 5

R3 200.00 (unframed)



Looking Towards and Within The 18th of March // 18日的云里 is the product of Lee’s explorations of digital spatiality, and in particular, the translation of drawn marks into three-dimensional virtual space. Based on Lee’s interest in Qi, a form of energy represented by certain movements of clouds, the forms in this work recall floating ash and cloud, and convey a sense of immersion in a mysterious and hybrid environment. This is the first in what will be a series of small edition digital prints based on  Lee’s explorations of three-dimensional drawing and digital space. 



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TZUNG HUI LAUREN LEE




Tzung-Hui Lauren Lee (b. 1998, Johannesburg) is a South African Chinese artist and a recent graduate of the BA Fine Art programme at the Wits School of Arts in Johannesburg. Her installation-based practice is embedded in processes of paper-making, calligraphy, drawing and sculpture is occupied with the translation of two-dimensional mark-making, such as writing, to three-dimensional space. The tension between physical and digital or virtual space is an important context for Lee’s practice, which increasingly crosses over between the digital and the physical. Lee is deeply influenced by aspects of Chinese philosophy and culture, including traditional Chinese folk art, which she draws on to investigate ideas around diaspora, identity, decolonising the self and relationships between the past and the present. Her paper-objects and digital renderings, which are crossed by calligraphic designs that resemble floating ash, refer to the cycles of life, nature, the body and “psychophysical energy”. She describes her practice as a “means to decolonise, rethink, and understand my identity and the spaces surrounding my body”.


 
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