The Asian FUSION
Justin Lee series of works bring a different understanding of today’s Singapore society and lifestyle with a blend of east and west cultures. Justin also seeks to record everyday lifestyle into visual art based on his cultural, and its surrounding by doubting questions appearances. He believes that art play an important part in helping people to grow and to see the important role play and awareness of themselves. His current works reflect on how text influences and controls the users in our daily lifestyle. His works also reflect on words and images from the mass media like signage, billboards and consumer products which control our thoughts and expression. We talked to the artist about work and life.
A day in your life, what occurs?
Is just me, an ordinary person living in an ordinary world…
Most of all, life is just an experience.
Nothing will last; do not take it so hard!
Describe your humble abode.
Do not do to others, what you do not like for others to do on you.
What do you do in your free time?
Day dream, or fantasise about the things you never do.
Recommend us some cool haunts in Singapore.
Geylang lorong 4 onwards- to experience the uniquely true Singaporean and foreigners
Reveal a side of yourself that no one knows
Drink, drunken, hangover…!
How do you define yourself as an artist?
An illusionist- to make a mess with confusion!
Is all for the audiences to realise what the truth is!
Why the Asian fusion in your works?
Ii is a nature philosophy- a “Half-Half” theory= East meet West
What inspired your works?
Everything from the street, especially those things that people ignored
Which of your artwork pieces is your favorite?
The theme on National Flag and Samsui Women
Is there an artist you relate to?
Rene Magritte- The way he see things
What’s the best and worst thing about being an artist?
The Best is also the worst: Making Money and Lies.
Is there a purpose to your artwork?
Of course, we all give meaning to things, regardless of art, design and fashion.
My objective is to challenge people to stay out of the box.
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