SUNGJIN LEE & SHUTO OKAYASU Joint Exhibition
STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL
May 9 – 31, 2015, 7-10:30pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 9, 4-6pm
Sungjin Lee and Shuto Okayasu are pleased to announce their joint exhibition at ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn, NY at 18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215 from Saturday May 9 to Sunday May 31, 2015.
The exhibition consists of artworks created by 2 artists, Shuto Okayasu from Japan and Sungjin Lee from South Korea.
Okayasu has been bouncing between photo-realistic and surrealistic images and sampling famous cartoon characters and scenes to create his paintings. Heavily influenced by cut and paste, sampling of Hip Hop culture, he patchworks his perception of everyday life, navigating viewers into a hyper realistic dreamy world.
Lee has lived in Japan for 10 years before residing in the US. Taking objective views to post-World War 2 South Korea and Japan under the influences of US government generates the ideology behind his works. He explores his unique vision through paintings, sculptures, music and video works.
This exhibition explores perspective on how our world is structured through Okayasu and Lee’s works.