Poster of Looking Glass

The exhibition is a retrospective of Daniel Lee for his 35 years of versatile career as a visual artist.  Born in China and educated in Taiwan, Lee received training in painting and drawing. After graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art in 1972, Lee moved to New York and established himself as a successful photographer in one of the most competitive city in the world.  However this does not bring satisfaction to his heart. There is an artistic calling inside Lee that needed to be answered to. In this exhibition, Lee’s journey of artist formation will be traced back. It begins with his latest piece N.E.X.T 2015 where Lee looks to the future in hypothesis by a biologic study into the condition of human being. The exhibition finalizes with some of his early studio portraits of the celebrities. There is a genuine sense of self evolution in the artist’s creative route.  In fact, the constant interests in evolution and transformation of human existence is evident throughout his works.  Lee as a savvy creator of image with dexterous skill in modern technology is remarkable and astonishing.  Though the imagery he tries to convey is amusing, shocking and at times disturbing, yet they resonate with belief and doubts we all shared as a human being.

Daniel Lee, Dreams; Inkjet on Vinyl, 2008

About the exhibition

Date: 2016/05/21 – 2016/08/14

Venue: Gallery 1A&1B, Taipei Fine Arts Museum

Courtesy of the artist and Taipei Fine Arts Museum, for further information please visit www.tfam.museum.

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