Shaun Roberts of Hi-Fructose Magazine recently paid a visit to the studio of David Choong Lee. The artist was putting the finishing touches on his latest body of work, "Acquiring Signal," his second major Installation based exhibition.
Completely wrapping the gallery walls, Lee's 400+ piece installation pays homage to street people and the cities they inhabit. A combination of paintings and sculptures, his large scale wall collage will be his most inventive architectural work to date.
Based out of San Francisco’s street art movement, Korean-born Lee reflects on social conditions within youth culture, urban environments and generation “next,” tapping into both American and Korean visual aesthetics. Sociopolitical and economic issues surrounding homelessness and youth populations are at the heart of Lee’s paintings, which play with the subcultures’ politics of power, judgment, and perception.
"Acquiring Signal" opens tomorrow night at LeBasse Projects in Culver City, California.
David Choong Lee
photo credit: Shaun Roberts
of Hi-Fructose Magazine