Concerto for brush and hand series
Being a conceptual and visual extension of Blind Books, the pieces capture a rhythm with which they were created. The vertical stripes divide the picture into separate entities with lives of their own.
Standing at an angle, one can see what seems to be the whole picture. One side flows naturally from one piece to another. The other side seems inverted as if someone flipped all the pieces the wrong way. The brain picks up on the pattern of the picture (often without one realizing) and assembles it together to form an image. If one was to turn the piece around, the sides invert the flow: what flowed seamlessly is jagged and vice versa.
In Concerto for Brush and Hand series, monumental brushwork, explosive colors and images that unfold into giant fan-like forms reveal Lee’s interest in Chinese art and calligraphy. The vertical stripes divide the picture into separate entities with lives of their own. However when these separated pictures are viewed together they add up to form one large picture.
It is similar to the way notes are added together in musical passages to form a composition. While each stripe works visually on its own, one is aware that these stripes form a larger picture. This can only be seen from distance. Similarly, one needs to distance himself/herself from an issue and assemble different kinds of information to gain a more complete understanding before forming a judgment.
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