Paul Lee

Untitled (Can Sculpture) x3 views

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Paul Lee
Untitled (Can Sculpture) x3 views
2007
Soda cans, magnifying glass, string, paint, Xerox, light bulbs
32 x 12 x 19 cm

Each of the pieces in Untitled (Can Sculpture) begins with a soda can with a photocopy of a young man’s face pasted over the label. The image is taken from a 70s naturist magazine and was chosen because the boy’s strong classical features exemplify archetypical ideals of beauty and youth. In this work, a red light bulb is embedded inside a torn can to denote sexual attraction, its seedy glow visible through the peep hole opening of another. Desire and fixation are amplified through a small magnifying lens which focuses on the bulb’s phallic screw-grooved base.


     
 


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