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LOT h015

1972 -

watercolour on paper
signed and dated 2020 and on verso titled and dated on the gallery label
25 3/4 x 33 in, 65.4 x 83.8 cm

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000

Sold for: $4,063

Preview at: Vancouver Art Gallery, 4th Floor

Donated by the Artist
Courtesy of Republic Gallery, Vancouver

Khan Lee, Wings of Desire, Republic Gallery statement, February 14, 2019, https://www.republic gallery.com/exhibitions/wings-of-desire, accessed May 26, 2021

Khan Lee was born in Seoul, Korea. He studied architecture at Hong-Ik University, before immigrating to Canada to study fine art at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Through sculptural and media practices, his work exhibits the results of experimentation with form and process in order to express inherent relationships between material and immaterial content. He is a founding member of the Vancouver-based artist collective Intermission and is presently a member of the Instant Coffee artist collective. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Lee lives and works in Vancouver.

Our contemporary environment is overwhelmed with waves of diverse frequencies used to communicate and exchange knowledge. From radio, television, phone, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices to government, military and scientific communications, everything occupies a bandwidth to sustain our existing way of life. Evoking the relative invisibility of these technologies as the impetus for this work, Lee reflects, “Today our radio frequency spectrum is exceptionally overcrowded to satisfy these daily functions, yet I cannot feel it.” Lee’s exquisite series of watercolour works focuses the viewer’s attention on broadcast sources not readily observed in Metro Vancouver’s urban landscape. By depicting these centres in his unique paintings, Lee brings the material agents of telecommunication to the foreground.

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