Lee Kit

Year and place of birth: 1978, Hong Kong, China Location: Hong Kong, China and Taipei, Taiwan

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.

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