Myoung Ho Lee is a young artist from South Korea, and in his production, he has photographic series involving unusual questions about reality, art, what surrounds us and our capacity of observation. His concept is simple but complex to implement. He makes us look at a tree in the wild, but the twist is that this tree is artificially separated from nature by the intervention of a huge white background, as if it was part of a canvas. The result is that objects, trees in this case, are decontextualized from their natural environment and become separate objects, ambiguous, simultaneously real and artificial subjects. Myoung Ho Lee’s project, seeks to understand the complexity of the observation process and how context is an important part of the object to be observed, so that when this is intervened, the discourse changes.
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