Korean-born digital artist, Jae Hoon Lee, scans textures from the world around him, manipulating them digitally and weaving them into images that transform the ordinary into art.
He uncovers minute details of everyday objects, urban scenes, accidents, elements of nature, natural phenomena: things that are seen yet at the same time, not. He brings these elements to the fore in ways that make us ask the question, is what we see in fact just that, or something we've only desired to see?
Lee has captured this underlying theme of transparency in A Leaf by using a time-lapsed version of a leaf's life cycle through the period of a year, concocting a hybrid leaf made up of many leaves, that is continually rising like a DNA strand passing up to the heavens.
Listener critic Tessa Laird referred to A Leaf as: “ a green geyser of morphing species. To a soundtrack of cicadas, this piece was like a trip up the Amazon River – astonishingly lush”.