Eugenie Lee is a Korean born visual artist whose works focus on the human body and mind, and in particular chronic pain. Drawing from the complex relationships between the biological, psychological, and social factors of illness, Lee engages and interprets scenarios where we cannot reach the ideals of perfect health.
Fascinated by the indiscernible boundary between the rational and irrational fears surrounding illness, and the unquantifiable nature of suffering, the artist incorporates objective medical science into her imaginative psychodramas.
Lee presents her narratives through paintings, sculptures, and installations. Her figurative paintings have addressed a range of subjective experiences including anxiety, isolation, and fear, whilst her sculptures and installations expressed both objective and subjective medical concepts via abstract structures. Her current works have started to reconcile these opposing ideas, inspired by recent neuroscience’s recognition that pain is complicated by each individual’s perceptions and meanings.
These explorations not only broaden Lee’s search to better understand herself but also expand upon an area of medicine that science itself is still learning to fathom the workings of human brain relating to pain.
PDF Jill Margo, Drastic treatment for endometriosis after 20 years of pain, Financial Review, 25 March 2015
PDF Eugenie Lee, Attached to my Adhesion, 2013
PDF Eugenie Lee, McGill Pain Questionnaire, 2012
PDF Eugenie Lee, Cavity, 2012
PDF Eugenie Lee, My Tree Lives Here, 2012
PDF Loren Wilson, A tale for a broken heart, catalogue, Harrison Galleries 2006. ISBN: 0-9775210-2-8
PDF Kelsey Munro, Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, 21-22 Oct 2006
PDF Sheryl Persson, My Tree Lives Here, Face to Face, Poetry by DiVerse, S.H. Ervin Gallery 2007
PDF Louise Wakeling, Bud, Team, Swarm, Face to Face, Poetry by Diverse, S.H. Ervin Gallery 2007