~ Saturday, 28 August 2010
ROY S LEE
Scene through time...
Roy Subum Lee is a Sydney living sculptor who’s main focus is on figurative and clay modelling based sculptures, by adopting objects onto his works.
Recently, the artist turned the clay mix to cracking landscapes. Using clay powder to harden it with the way of natural cracking, to look like such images often seen from drought land.
The work reflects the dryness of humanism and some part of chaos in modern life.
Artist Statement by Lydia Sun
Before coming to Australia I travelled extensively and was fascinated by the variations in art brought about by different cultural influences. I planned to pursue imagery that was strongly inspired by the contrasts between Australia and Korea. In both countries, most of my time is spent within large cities and, with time, my focus shifted toward their similarities rather than their differences. I wanted to capture the essence of these cities. Every part of every city has a story and a history. My objective was to capture my feelings and thoughts on some of the fragments of the cities.
Concentration on shape rather than structure has led to a more abstract approach. Buildings have become less recognisable as buildings as shapes and textures take over.
Memory involves perception, retention and recall. The recall requires a trigger in the form of a link or relationship to something that will return parts of the original perception to our conscious mind. The works embody many triggers associated with Sydney and Seoul. The shapes used in these works represent shapes inherent in various locations within the cities.