Death and Science by Madame Tussauds

Hyungkoo Lee, Gauntlet, 2001

Hyungkoo Lee, Altering Facial Features with Device-H5, 2003

Hyungkoo Lee, Geococcyx Animatus + Canis Latrans Animatus, 2005/6

Hyungkoo Lee, Felis Catus Animatus details, 2006

Hyungkoo Lee, Korean artist.
The dramatically black baroque space. The lighting is sharp, clear and beautiful. The dynamic forms float in a locked time. The clever duplicity and the misunderstanding of that look, which produced the Baroque, towards the unexplored nature, the look of a new science.
The scene captured here and now by our eyes is, of course, different from that of the baroque age. The anthropomorphism to which Hyungkoo Lee alludes is now trivial and silly, from long time not more ingenuous. That one nor more of Disney but of Disneyland. As our no more innocent rather to science addicted look.
Very, very ironic these works, but the laughter that inevitably takes us, is chilling. Death and science by Madame Tussauds.

Hyungkoo Lee