Jin Han Lee has been nominated for an Elephant lab residency in partnership with New Contemporaries
I give shape to difficult feelings/experiences – for example, the anxiety of ageing, experience of falling in and out of love, and cultural differences. Using the three parts of my practice – drawing, painting, and writing – individually or collectively, I try to bring back all the incongruities of lived experience that I think are required to convey such complexities. I try to do this without losing or reducing the abstractness of complex emotions. In doing this, my paintings explore the relationship between image and language, visualising a notion of ‘nuance’ in painting and writing.