LEE JI YEN
Born in 1979 in Korea, Lee attained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Hong-Ik University in 2005. She went on to pursue postgraduate education at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she graduated with a Master's Degree in 2010. Prior to her first solo exhibition in Seoul in 2011, Lee's artwork was exhibited in countries including China and the UK. She participated in group exhibitions including the "Collage of Memory" in Beijing, the "2010 Art Edition" in Busan and the MFA Degree Show at the Goldsmiths Ben Pimlott Building in London.
Through a dismantling of space, a real space turns into an imaginary space, and the people within it, existing between anonymity and individuality, create a great rhythm. Like in the saying that “all things in the universe commune together as one,” the people in these photographs resonate within a time and space that has no beginning or end. In her works, many different places in the world reappear as a conceptual space between utopia and dystopia, and ultimately these different spaces will come together to create another, larger space.