Artist Myoung Ho Lee


Year: 2013
Medium: Archival Inkjet print
Dimensions: 20.7H x 32.8W in
Original Artwork Price: $14,500

Representation and Reproduction

Simple in concept, complex in execution, he makes us look at a tree in its natural surroundings, but separates the tree artificially from nature by presenting it on an immense white ground, as one would see a painting or photograph on a billboard. Myoung Ho Lee enacts his works as ‘a series of discourses on deconstruction in the photography-act’. As he describes it: “It’s as if the tree unites all: the ground, the sky and man in between. In East Asian philosophy the universe breaks down into three parts: Chun-Ji-In. Chun means the sky, Ji means the ground, and In means human. Since a tree connects all three, I feel very much that a tree is like a universe.”