Vue Privée invited five contemporary artists to put their own spin on these 19th century images from the Technicolour Japan exhibition. Coming from distinctively different backgrounds and practices; Justin Lee, Jamie Paul, Craig Redman, Steve Lawler and Fleecircus each choose one photograph as his or her inspiration for the new work. The resulting remixes are surprising and sometimes challenging.
Justin Lee was awarded the Mont Blanc Young Artist World Patronage Project 2006, Hamburg, Germany. He was also awarded the NAFA Scholarship for his BA degree course in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore in 2005 and the National Art Council, Georgette-Chen Arts Scholarship for his Diploma in Fine Arts from the Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore which he completed in 1999.
Justin Lee’s work brings a different understanding of today’s Singaporean society with its blend of Eastern and Western cultures. Justin seeks to record everyday lifestyles into visual art. He believes that art plays an important part in helping people develop and discover an awareness of themselves. His current work reflects on words and images from the mass media like signage, billboards and consumer products that control our thoughts and expressions.
acrylic painting with paper collage
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