Artist Hye Rim Lee
Medium: C print, perspex face mounting (Edition 1 of 5)
Dimensions: 36H x 36W in
Original Artwork Price: $9,000
Black Rose Series
When Lee experienced personal trauma from losing her sister to cancer, her interests moved to themes of life and death. TOKI evolves into the character of the Black Rose Queen, transitioning within the imaginative space as well as in the artist’s life as she turned to faith. The Black Rose Queen resists passive readings of TOKI as a sensual objectified female and connects to a more personal narrative, exploring ideas of isolation, oppression, lost love, hopelessness, and darkness of human mortality with the sensibility of imagination.