Black Rose

Michael Hawksworth

November 13, 2021

Ahuriri Contemporary

Black Rose, 2021 a solo exhibition by internationally acclaimed intermedia artist Hye Rim Lee will be the first exhibition and grand opening of Ahuriri Contemporary in Napier. The exhibition draws together works created from her recent 3d animation Black Rose including a series of digital prints.

Hye Rim Lee invites us to become enveloped by the world of TOKI, a magical/mythical/3d character that has been her creation and her practice for over nineteen years. Her 3d animation projects often feature a fantasy world that evokes a nostalgia for childhood. Her works depict a dream space using a mixture of sophisticated computer programs, cinematography, and dazzling 3d digital effects that optimize perspective, texture, and reflection. Lee’s current artistic project ‘in progress’, is a reflection on the conceptual region of shifting identity.

Lee’s work has been exhibited with more than 300 exhibitions worldwide in the major solo and group exhibitions.  Her works are held in major art collections such as SeMA, Seoul, MMCA, Seoul, Coreana Art Museum, Seoul, LeeAnn Gallery, Daegu, Korea, Govett- Brewster Art Gallery, Adam Art Gallery, Te Papa, The University of Auckland, Konkuk University, Seoul, Ernst & Young, Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide, The Wallace Arts Trust Auckland, Byron Aceman Collection (BAC), Canada, C-Collection, Principality of Liechtenstein, Galerie Volker Diehl Berlin, and Hara Museum Japan.