About two years ago, Korean artist Jung Lee exhibited photographs of light installations that are both inspiring and unique. Basically, she mixes street art, typography, art installations, and photography. She places glowing neon words on empty landscapes, which creates a juxtaposition of the natural and manmade wonders.
The messages she created, as a result, look like creative valentine messages or something an indie musician would use for an album cover. She says she was inspired by the Roland Barthes essay called “A Lover’s Discourse,” which tells the story of the ineptness of people in love.
Born in 1972, Lee’s based in Seoul. She completed her MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art in the UK. She also got a BA in Photography from the Kent Institute of Art & Design, also in the UK, as well as a BA in Mass Communication & Journalism from the Kyung Hee University in Seoul. Her creations often express cliché sayings of both sides of the romance spectrum – love and hate. She came across the quotes from movies, TV, and online.
Take a look at her art below:
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