James Ming–Hsueh Lee


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James Ming–Hsueh Lee's artworks, mainly explore the possible meanings behind visual symbols and experiences, the societal values, and the linguistic habitus created by arrays of several types of products in the consumer society. Intend to utilize a sense of humor as a strategy to reinterpret the items that surround us in our daily lives.

Absurdity and comical misreading allow the ideas and received ideas derived from the work to cross, transform, and recombine. Rigid, calcified methods of understanding the world here produce multiple roads or detours by which new opportunities are found. In other words, the understanding of what the products and items mean, in their involvement in aesthetics, give free play to the inertia of experience and cognition, and thereby produce difference in meaning. By doing this, his art practice discusses a shifting aesthetic experience between sensation and rational thinking: a paradoxical moment. By investigating this aesthetic experience, a dialogue is established, which he call Relaxed-Aesthetics.

In this respect, Relaxed-Aesthetics is Lee's criteria for making artworks. Simultaneously, Relaxed-Aesthetics is his methodology for both theories and art practices.