Justin Lee CK (Singapore) Residence: May 2017
Justin Lee was graduated from Master of Fine Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore/Goldsmiths University of London in 2016. He was nominated for the President’s Design Award and a recipient of the Mont Blanc Young Artist World Patronage Project in 2006, said: “I was inspired by found objects that are very familiar to all of us, such as tin cans and cardboard from local housing estates. I’m interested in examining these everyday things that surround our living spaces, especially things that are neglected by people or no longer of valid use. Through observation, recollection and objectification of these found objects, I uncover a sub-culture embedded in modern Singapore.”
Justin is currently working on a series of motif, billboard and signage that was based on the discovery of sub-culture living in modern Japan has enable the artist to draw parallel of constructs from used/discarded objects/images to the study of people, history, contemporary culture, traditional family values that are present in their personal and social network. This trip is supported by Singapore International Foundation where it seeks to bring Singaporeans and our friends from overseas communities together, to connect and collaborate for positive change.
Justin is doing a silkscreen community art workshop with the residence of Itoshima-Fukuoka from the age group of 6 to 80 on May 13th. The work in progress is a collection of data to see how Japanese in Itoshima wants to make changes and connections to their world.
– Justin Lee received an arts grant from Singapore International Foundation to complete the residency at Studio Kura.