Lee Mok Yee - Une Esquisse Céleste
Vernissage Thursday 6 October, 18h - 20h
Exhibition from 6 to 30 October, 2022
Thursday – Sunday, 15h – 18h, and by appointment.
The exhibition presents recent works by Malaysian artist, Lee Mok Yee, who completed a 2 months Artist Residency in spring 2022 at Rimbun Dahan, a private art centre located in an indigenous garden setting near Kuala Lumpur. While there, he created drawings using charcoal on paper, and etching on kitchenware. The practice was a collective process of memory and form inspired by Rimbun Dahan.
Mok Yee is currently the selected artist for a 3 months residency at Galerie Huit Arles, in partnership with the French Embassy in Malaysia, the Institut Francais and the George Town Conservation and Development Corporation.
Specifically for the ete indien(s) festival, Mok Yee creates an in-situ installation in the Artist’s Atelier at Galerie Huit Arles, giving a new dimension to his works during his immersive residency experience in Arles.
For more information about the artist and Rimbun Dahan, please visit:
© Lee Mok Yee, Rimbun Dahan series No 8, 2022
© Maria Lax, Awake
About the Artist
Lee Mok Yee (b. 1988, Klang) received his Diploma in Fine Art from the Dasein Academy of
Art, Malaysia, and his Degree in Fine Art from Middlesex University of London. Mok Yee’s
work is primarily concerned with the entanglement between the conceptual and the material.
He is process-focused and often interrogative of the material aspect in art-making, choosing
to work with ready-made or store-bought objects. Mok Yee re-arranges these materials as
an act of interrogation against uniformity, pushing against the boundaries of function in mass
produced objects. In his material re-/arranging, his practice questions the idea of moving
within structures as an exploration of change and its futility.
Currently, Mok Yee is pursuing collaborative projects and art residencies. Most recently, he
was a grantee under British Council’s Connections through Culture programme in 2021,
during which he participated in an online residency with British artist Laura Porter. In the
same year, he initiated a temporary collective called Labour & Weight alongside artists and
cultural workers Okui Lala, Yeo Lyle, and Koe Cheng Gaik, which travelled to and exhibited
in various spaces around Malaysia. The project was funded by the CENDANA Art in the City
Public Art Commission. Also in 2021, his work was selected for the Gold Award in UOB’s
annual Painting of the Year competition. Mok Yee has exhibited in various galleries locally
and in Germany, London, Korea, and Singapore. His most recent solo exhibitions include A
Rhetorical Garden (2021) at Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur; Superstition II (2019) at
George Town Festival, Penang; and Superstition (2013) at Studio at Straits, Penang.