Lee Mok Yee
b. 1988, Malaysia
Mok Yee was born in Klang, Malaysia. He graduated in 2014 from Middlesex University, London with First Class Honors in a degree in Fine Art. He has also exhibited internationally in London, Korea and Germany and his works were well received by public and art collectors.
His work always deals with the language of the materials which including the physical materials, conceptual materials and cultural context. Using the readymade objects, he attempts to interpret and reconstruct the characteristic and the utility of the objects and at the same time, reflecting his point of view on his own cultural and political background. His work involving varies of media such as installation, sculpture, painting and others. Mok Yee believe that Art and society are interconnected, as an artist, it is not essential to have a high skilful technique and art knowledge, but high consciousness and high connection with society.
Using the existing wooden pyramid made for deco wardrobe or interior design. Mok Yee expands his exploration about utilities of the object and at the same time, changes the character of the object. In the pyramid series, the shape and arrangement providing a different angle of reflections of the mirrors. It somehow creates fragmented images absorbed from the environments. The works are concrete wooden work but it is also changing based on the environment and the viewers.
In the landscape series, the artist tore apart the wood cord spontaneously and created some unexpected traces. The traces create lines of different thickness and somehow they seem like borders on a map. Mok Yee’s wood cork series attempt to blur the line in between the organic and artificial process. The wood cork is wood dust compressed by machine and this is considered the process of artificial forces on natural materials. However, when the artist tears apart the material spontaneously, it somehow represents the effect of organic materials on artificial materials.
His art practises not only represent in Visual Art but also stage design and percussion. He has been involved in different production and works as a music composer, percussionist and a production manager.