The 10th “1_WALL” Graphics Competition Grand Prize Winner
Lee Kan Kyo’s “Anokono badge, a series of 400 multiplying idols badges won the 10th “1_WALL” Graphic Competition. The jury highly evaluated the work as personal, memorable, artistic and has potential.
Interested in Japanese cultures, Lee has moved to Japan from Taiwan in 2007. Then, he transferred to Tokyo Zokei University, the department of graphic design and pursued his master degree in the same university. Based on massive images that are produced and consumed by the media, Lee mainly reproduces these images with his unique style graphic works as well as transferred into some performative works.
In recent work, he uses aspects of young idol groups appeared in the daily media as a symbol of contemporary Japanese society. Lee motivates to produce the new series by watching multiplying idols who are in the same age range and wear the same dresses fulfilling a TV monitor. At a glance, his work looks very pop by portraying spectacular idols on stage. However, grasping the work as a series, it peeks on an aspect of how contemporary society has consumed by such infinitively expanded and repetitious images through the media.
For this exhibition, he presents the installation work, “Hold on Anoko!,” around 13 bodies of hug pillows, motifing the fictional idol as well as other works based on the theme of idols. Please enjoy Lee’s unique worldview of jumbled up massive colors and portraits of fictional idol all together.
Born in Taiwan,1982.Lee has resident in Japan since 2007.
2012 graduated from Tokyo Zokei University Graduate School, Major of Fine art
2014 Grand prize for the 10th graphic “1_WALL”competition