Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Lee Lee-Nam Lets the Digital Light of Christ Shine in New Exhibition

"Reborn Light" by Lee Lee-Nam. Image courtesy of Gana Art
SOUTH KOREA---The lift from death to spirit in Michelangelo's "Pieta" sculpture comes into full view in the hands of media artist Lee Lee-nam. The Korea Herald Business describes his work as reinterpreting "light symbolizing Christ as a 'savior' that restores humanism lost in the confused digital world." The dead body of Christ lifts up from the open hands of his mother in one digital painting, and in another Jesus walks bearing a television instead of cross. This is Lee's latest series of animated digital re-imaginings currently on display at Gana Art Center in Pyeongchang-dong, Seoul.
Lee Lee-nam's "Why Jesus Christ Shouldered a Television"