Christophe Guye Galerie is pleased to present a solo exhibition by the Korean artist Jung Lee (*1972, Seoul). On view are works from the series ‚Aporia‘ and 'LOVE' – some of which have never been shown before. Jung Lee is best known for her photographs of text-based neon light installations set directly into the landscape. By contrasting sentimental phrases juxtaposed with stark layouts of deserted plains or barren snow fields, she makes strong emotional statements. One of her sources of inspiration for many of her artworks is Roland Barthes’s book ‘A lover’s discourse’. Lee slows everything down patiently, analysing the most intense and overwhelming of states; unanswered desire – the language of complete love and the deep solitary state it throws the lover into. She collects clichéd expressions of love and hatred such as ‘I am lost in you’ and ‘Have you ever loved me?’ and gives them resonance in form of powerful proclamations.

Please join us for the book signing at our booth:

Brigitte Lustenberger

An Apparition of Memory

Sunday, 12 November 2023, 3–4 p.m.