In her work, Yein Lee investigates the visual representation of diverse material forms of existence - human as well as non-human, technical and organic systems. The two works "Tong Tar" (2018) and "No Named" (2019) are composed of hair, electronic waste, dyed latex and hot glue, among other things. Taken out of their context and use, the different materialities merge into their own sculptural forms of organization.
Inspired by a human rib bow in green-silver ("No-Named") or a dripping black-red organ ("Tong Tar"), Lee creates hybrid mixed constructions that seem to originate from surrealistic dream visions and are inspired by horror and eeriness.
Lee often works with an in-between state of solid and liquid: Her sculptures seem to arrest in the moment of dripping or pouring and wait for its continuation. Their liquidity manifests the fusion embodied by the sculptures and includes the processual development of the creatures in their form. The two hanging sculptures refuse a binary categorization of artificial and natural, thus telling of “living in the science-fictionalized world“ (Lee).
Text by Creamcake, As part of group exhibition "Symbiotic Agencies", Gallery Körnerpark, Berlin