The Contemporary Museum
September 19 – November 16, 2003

Jungjin Lee

Korean photographer Jungjin Lee’s compositions are not mechanically reproduced multiples, but instead bear the mark of the hand. The artist’s technique involves brushing liquid emulsion onto the surface of massive sheets of handmade rice paper. The texture of the paper and gestural marks of the brush create a unique, painterly effect. Four recent series of work, completed after the artist’s return to Korea from America, variously challenge and explore the traditional limitations and documentary function of photography.

Pagoda Series 98-05,
photo emulsion on rice paper, 1998
Ocean Series 99-13,
photo emulsion on rice paper, 1999
Ocean Series 99-08,
photo emulsion on rice paper, 1999

Honolulu Hale (City Hall) | The Contemporary Museum | Honolulu Academy of Arts | University of Hawai'i Art Gallery & Commons Gallery
East-West Center Gallery
| Gallery 'Iolani at Windward Community College | Koa Gallery at Kapi'olani Community College
The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center
| Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center, Maui