Jin Lee

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Bridging Engineering and Artistry: Jin Lee’s Kinetic Explorations of Unpredictability, Structure, and Randomness

In contemporary art, Jin Lee emerges as a distinctive figure, merging his engineering acumen with the profound expressiveness of kinetic art. His academic journey spans continents, with formative years at Berlin Art University and Musashino Art University in Japan, culminating in advanced degrees from the Berlin University of the Arts.

Lee’s latest exhibition, “Beyond Line,” held at Diskurs Berlin in 2024, delves into motion and unpredictability. The exhibition title hints at his innovative use of ‘Lines’ to challenge conventional boundaries, whether tangible threads cutting through space or intangible laser beams delineating translucent barriers. His work is a testament to the power of digital media, employing computer algorithms and electronic components to craft interactive experiences.

Lee’s artistic narrative consistently explores the tension between structure and randomness, probing the limits of predictability and control. “Beyond Line” showcases three seminal works that illustrate this theme, beginning with “Emergence Boundaries,” a kinetic spectacle that welcomes visitors into a realm of evolving interactivity.

At the heart of the exhibition, “24 Lines” presents a captivating dance of lines, each following its path yet collectively crafting a symphony of order and chaos. This piece exemplifies Lee’s ability to blend simplicity and complexity, creating a mesmerizing visual rhythm.

The exhibition concludes with “Luminal Section,” a collaborative piece with Gabriel Kleber that merges visual and auditory elements. Here, laser beams and sound waves create an enthralling environment, exemplifying Lee’s skill in marrying technology with artistic expression. This segment emphasizes the fusion of light, sound, and motion, offering a glimpse into Lee’s exploration of art’s multidimensional possibilities.

Through “Beyond Line,” Jin Lee invites audiences to traverse the frontiers of kinetic art, where the synergy of technology and creative vision unveils new horizons of experience. His work is not merely a display of artistic innovation but an invitation to witness the unfolding dialogue between artist, machine, and observer.

Jung Me Chai


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