SongEun ArtCube presents Byungchan Lee’s solo exhibition “The Camouflaged Dried Pollack” in September 2017. Lee’s works have focused on consumption patterns that are constantly repeated in capitalized urban society. He perceives plastic bags with its multiple practical purposes as the representative material of consumption in modern society and has made the moving objects using them. In his first solo exhibition “Life Blooming” (2010), Lee expressed the modern society focused only on consumption by making the forms of a deer and plants using plastic bags as his own ecosystem.
This exhibition, “The Camouflaged Dried Pollack”, is inspired by a plastic model of dried pollack hung in the lighting shop where the artist visits regularly. He disguises living things like trees as goods which are needed to be consumed and at the same time reproduces the glamorous lights of the modern society in the exhibition space using LED lighting. Reflecting light from the water on the floor and the plastic film attached on the installation, the distortion of the space becomes more widespread. Also, the artist reveals the images of people in the society who serve “the god of consumption” and the hidden consciousness through the elements related to the act of calling God in Shamanism such as marbles and bell sound.