Green Art Asia welcomes a new year with a new online exhibition, “Double Happiness”, featuring the works of Singaporean artist Justin Lee.
Justin Lee’s series of works celebrate life and brings a different understanding of today’s society and lifestyle and feature a blend of east and west cultures. Highlighting significant cultural elements such as the Menshen (門神) or door gods, the divine guardians of doors and gates in Chinese folk religions, used to protect against evil and to encourage the entrance of positivity and good fortune, to everyday objects such as a Coke bottle. His current works reflect on how text, slogans and advertising in today’s world influences and controls our daily lifestyle. His works also reflect on different images from mass media like signage, billboards, consumer products along with symbolic words.
The word ‘囍’, found in his works, originates from the character ‘喜’ that means happiness. The combination signifies double happiness, which symbolises luck, joy, and prosperity.
Justin Lee was awarded Mont Blanc Young Artist World Patronage Project 2006, Hamburg, Germany. He was also awarded the Lasalle Scholarship (Master of Fine Art), 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 that he completed in 1999. In 2000, he was selected to complete a 6-months intensive training programme at the Tyler Print Workshop in New York, under Mr. Ken Tyler’s supervision. He returns and worked as an apprentice with the Singapore Tyler Institute for two years.
He has also participated in several solo and group exhibitions and was invited to participate in the Singapore Art Festival in Japan (24 July 05, Aoyama kottou douri, Tokyo), Gwang Ju National Museum and Okgwa Museum in Korea, “6th Culture and Art Festival of Songzhuang” in Beijing, Bangkok (BACC), Taipei- Taiwan, “CausewayEXchange-2011” in Kuala Lumpur-Malaysia.
His works are collected by the Singapore Art Museum, Singapore National Museum, Asia Civilizations Museum and Japan “Itoshima Arts Farm”.
Green Art Asia invites you to welcome the new year with double happiness, luck and prosperity.
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