JAE HOON LEE: NOMAD

29 October – 11 December 2010

Nomad by New Zealand based Korean artist, Jae Hoon Lee is a solo exhibition of large-scale photography and video work of landscapes that the artist has developed over the past few years. As the artist traveled through India, Nepal and Korea he collected images that were subsequently digitally stitched together to create new, and fantastic landscapes.

These photographs appear as if from a vivid memory, where the artist has projected lived experience into an imagined time and space. As an observer of environmental and social nuance, Jae Hoon Lee has been fascinated by the movement through different cultural territories highlighting the relationship between human culture nature and the impact of the digital world.

His immaculately manipulated surfaces dissolve physical and cultural boundaries, creating relationships between otherwise disparate blurring real and imagined experiences.


Jae Hoon Lee is currently based in Auckland. He graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1998. He has exhibited at the Auckland Art Gallery; Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand; Artspace, Auckland; City Gallery, Wellington; Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, as well as the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; Today Art Museum, Beijing; Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai; National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. This is his first solo exhibition in Australia.