Paul Lee

Untitled (Can Sculpture) x3 views

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Paul Lee
Untitled (Can Sculpture) x3 views
2007
Soda cans, bath towel, ink, magnifying glass, string, paint, xerox, light bulb
32 x 12 x 19 cm

Photocopies, light bulbs and magnifying lenses appear throughout Lee’s Untitled (Can Sculpture) series. With these materials, Lee explores the nature of the photographic image. In this work the power of a picture to create a strong somatic and psychological reaction is dissembled through the devices of image production: a photo that has been created with a lens and light is viewed through both a light bulb and looking glass. By reducing a sensual image to its bare physical mechanics, Lee illustrates a kind of technical porn, exposing both instinctive attraction and its emotional detachment.


     
 


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