Justin Lee’s current work reflect upon the act of mundane social behavior that can be
seen as similar to an exchange of objects, with the expectation that when you give, you
will receive the same. Lee believed that social behavior play a large role in the
development of a child’s social behavior, as parents or caregivers are typically those
who decide the settings and situations that the child is exposed to.
Lee’s installation questioning social behavior setting on how one can committed to their
social structure or can be determined by different situations and moments
“Time perspective is one of the most powerful influences on all of human behavior.
We’re trying to show how people become biased to being exclusively past-, present- or
“Human behavior is incredibly pliable, plastic.”
― Philip Zimbardo
Justin Lee is a Singaporean visual artist and awarded Mont Blanc Young Artist World Patronage Project 2006, Hamburg, German. He has participated in numerous artist-in-
residence progammes in Japan (Fukuoka, Studio Kura-2012/14, Itoshima Art Farm-
2014, and Tokyo Youkobo-2013). After his graduation with a Diploma in Visual Arts (Fine Arts), he was one of the selected local artists trained at the Tyler Print Institute in New York. Over the years, he has participated in numerous exhibitions held in Singapore and internationally (2000-2002) Justin series of works bring a different understanding of today’s Singapore society and lifestyle with a blend of east and west
cultures. Justin also seeks to record everyday lifestyle into visual art based on his
cultural and questioning appearances in its surrounding. He believes that art play an
important part in helping people to grow and to see the important role play and
awareness of themselves.
He will be staying in Studio Kura for 2 weeks. Please come see his art works in house 2!!!