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Lee Kit “Not untitled” installation view, 2017, ShugoArts

A solo exhibition of Lee Kit will be held at ShugoArts from April 15 to May 20. Lee Kit was born in Hong Kong in 1978. Currently based in Taipei, Lee has taken part in residency programs in Asia, the U.S., and Europe, and continues to show his work at museums, galleries, and art spaces.

In 2013, he was chosen by M+ (a museum in Hong Kong’s The West Kowloon Cultural District) to represent Hong Kong in the 2013 Venice Biennale.

Deftly incorporating paintings, drawings, projections, videos, furniture, household utensils, and other everyday items, Lee’s installations demonstrate the artist’s intention to radically expand the framework of painting. For example, one of Lee’s early series, called Hand Painted Cloth, was realized when the paintings, executed on pieces of fabric, were introduced into daily life. Used as everyday items such as curtains, tablecloths, and pillowcases, the works exude a that deviates from the standard Western context.

In this exhibition, Not untitled (one of Lee’s best titles, filled with ironic logic), the artist uses several walls to partition the gallery and create a maze. He uses his projector paintings to cast a net over the fragmented space, stitches everything together, and even includes the viewer’s shadow in the mix. The gallery is transformed into Lee’s canvas, a space that induces dizziness.

Lee Kit “Not untitled”
Date: April 15th – May 20th, 2017
Open: 11:00 – 19:00 (Closed on Sunday and Monday)
Place: ShugoArts
Address: 2F complex665, 6-5-24 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel: +81 (0)3 6447 2234

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