Alex M. Lee's (b. 1982, Seoul, Korea) artistic practice is an investigation on the possibilities of digital imagery in an increasingly technical and automated world. His practice focuses on the nature of artifice and immateriality within the digital & virtual image. He considers the virtual in relationship to the phrase “technical image” coined by philosopher Vilem Flusser in which photography and mechanical reproduction heralded new forms of perceptual experience and knowledge. We are living in an age of the ‘elite technical image’ where increasingly complex technical apparatuses are being utilized for the acquisition and dissemination of experience and knowledge. The products of these technical apparatuses often find their way into his work expressively, culling from sources within science, science fiction, mathematics, physics, and modernity.
Lee has exhibited internationally as well as within the States. Selected exhibitions include: Mio Photo, Osaka, Japan; Daegu Art Factory, Daegu, Korea; The Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, Illinois; Eyebeam: Center for Art & Technology, New York, NY; Gallery DOS, Seoul, Korea; Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal, QC;
He is currently represented by Gallery DOS in Seoul, Republic of Korea and is currently assistant professor in the Digital Arts & Sciences Department at Clarkson University where he divides his time between Potsdam, NY and Montreal, QC.