Simon Lee, ‘Old Man Brings Young Man a Postcard’, 2014, SPRING/BREAK: Benefit Auction 2018
Simon Lee, ‘Old Man Brings Young Man a Postcard’, 2014, SPRING/BREAK: Benefit Auction 2018

Mounted on sintra with french cleat

About Simon Lee

With humble materials and straightforward means—found snapshots, plastic toys, pinhole cameras, and projectors—Simon Lee creates evocative, dream-like videos, projections, and photographs. As he explains, a fascination with light, essential for capturing images, drives his work: “I began to learn more about the physics of light and its complexities and mysteries, and it gradually became a central media in my work.” For one such work, called Bus Obscura (2004-), Lee converted a bus into a camera obscura by lining its darkened windows with pinholes. As the bus moved, the passing scenery was projected into its interior, flipped upside-down and scrolling past in a continually changing stream, like the unfolding scenes from a film shot in real-time.

British, b. 1963, based in New York, New York