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Aporia by Lee Jung

We're loving these neon text art installations by South Korean artist Lee Jung. Inspired by language as a picture, Aporia (roughly meaning 'dead end street' in Greek) shows the juxtaposition of romantic poetry set against desolate locations, making for lovely, lonely photographs.

Photo by Lee Jung

Inspired by Fragments of a Lover’s Discourse by Roland Barthes, photographer Lee Jung created Aporia. ἀπορία (Greek) stands for an “impracticable passage, dead end, or the inability to give a precise answer to a problem,” a fitting title for his art installations. He placed light-based texts (like neon shop signs) that talk about love and longing in isolated voids and empty environments.

“Banal declarations of love from love, bland and devoid of poetry, declarations of love that are repeated a thousand times a day, or extrapolated from pop songs with messages of chocolates that would leave only a slight bitter aftertaste, are taken from their natural environment and thrown in some bleak, cold and lonely desert in a blinding neon.”

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Visit Lee Jung on One and J Gallery for more info. Sources include Colossal, Booooooom, ArtNet, Collateral, and ZoomArt.

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  1. Very nice article, just as far as I know, Lee Jung is a woman?
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