Cutting into Space

Lee Young Rim 07 . 03 . 2014 - 20.04.2014
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  • Forlding Yellow-Horizontal, 2014, Acrylic on wood, 81x93x15cm (each)
  • Red Cedar, 2014, Acrylic on wood, 118x124x4cm overall
  • Far Piece, 2014, Acrylic on wood, Installation View
  • Alteration, 2014, Acrylic on wood, Installation View
  • Rectangle, 2013, Acrylic on wood, 99 x 117cm
  • Blue Stick, 2013, Acrylic, wall paint on wood, 75x30cm (overall)
  • Alteration - Cream, Transparent and Green, 2013, Acrylic on wood, dimension varies (installation view) 2014
  • Cutting into Space, 2014, Installation View
Space Cottonseed is proud to present a Singapore-based Korean artist Lee Young Rim's first solo exhibition.

In her first solo exhibition, intrigued by the spatial experiences through artworks such as paintings, Lee creates a body of work that is related to space and in looking at the relationship between the pictorial and the physical realms. Lee further explains that it includes looking at relationships between painting and the actual objects, between inner space (image) of artwork and outer space (surroundings or actual space), and between the viewer and the artwork in a space. With this exploration of the nature of painting within real space, her practices are mainly accomplished in the area between painting and sculpture, while questioning what painting could be or what is experienced through the painting in relation to real space.

Lee Young Rim is a mixed media artist born in Seoul, Korea. After completing the coursework of her Ph.D in Cognitive Psychology at Ewha Women’s University in 2004, she went on to study furniture design at Raffles Design Institutes in Singapore and obtained her BFA from LASALLE College of the Arts in 2012.
She has participated in group exhibitions in Singapore since 2009 and has exhibited in Poetics of Materiality (Osage Hong Kong, 2014), Painting in Singapore & A Star In The Overcast (Equator Art Projects, 2013), Icream Project (Merely Ice Cream Shop, 2012), LASALLE Show (Lasalle College of the Arts, 2012) and Raw Art Competition Finalist Show (The Gallery, 2011). Lee Young Rim now lives and works in Singapore.