Michaelis Alumni, Kyu Sang Lee will be opening his exhibition at ORMS CTSP from 20 July 2017 from 6pm – 8pm after his Artist in Residence programme there.
Born in Seoul, Korea in 1993, Kyu Sang Lee grew up watching his family members engaging in creative fields of graphic design and fashion. In 2005, he moved to Cape Town at the age of thirteen and attended Frank Joubert Art Centre and later Michaelis School of Fine Art to study BFA.
While growing up in two very different continents, Kyu Sang Lee was exposed to the ideas and cultures of the East, West and Africa. As a result, his work showcases universal concepts and sentiments rather than pursuing a particular trajectory or style. His main interest in art has been the limitation of time one has in one’s life and how one should value one’s time that is given. By interlocking the concept of mortality with photography, which is also a time-based medium, he focuses on constructing the realm of the metaphysical or even the spiritual.