Lee Kit is not a political artist, but in 21st -century Hong Kong, depicting the everyday, both human and domestic, was sufficient to be considered political. His work can be seen as an aesthetical examination of human emotions that he considers as the unique common denominator in a world that is both globalized and yet divided. With his ‘situations’ or ‘settings’ Lee Kit discards the traditional painting of his training. He goes beyond the two-dimensional aspect of it and introduces light, colour, perspective, composition and texture – also characteristic components of painting – so that spatial installations come into being. In Lee Kit’s work the pictorial space found in a painting becomes a real space.
year and place of birth: 1978, Hong Kong, China
whereabouts: Taipei, Taiwan
More work of
A small sound in your head28.05 until 04.09.2016
In his installations with ready-mades, videos and paintings he does on picnic blankets, kitchen towels, tablecloths, curtains and cardboard, Lee Kit incorporates elements of pop music and language.
RE: Painted | 'Painting' from the collection25.01 until 27.04.2014
The ground floor at the S.M.A.K. is devoted to paintings from the museum's collection, highlighting not only the special characteristics and background to the collection but also the painting medium in relation to its current status in the arts.