• ECHO FINE ARTS x SCOPE MIAMI

    Nov. 30th - Dec. 5th, 2021
  • Into The Mist

    JeeYoung Lee
  • "Combining three elements — light, her body, and fog —, she forms a paradoxical scene where fullness and emptiness coexist. The artist calls the viewers to place themselves into the room, creating their very own narrative."

     

    Christina Petridou

    Design Boom, Nov. 2021

  • JeYoung Lee, Breaktime, 2019
  • Taking a radically opposite approach to her previous aesthetic codes, multidisciplinary artist JeeYoung Lee brings forth a brand new series entitled "Into the Mist". Stripping her studio installations from her usual props and accessories, she immerses herself in an evanescent and vibrating universe close to abstraction. A master of colors in her own right, Lee instinctively expressed her subconsciousness through a single pastel hue and its infinite palette of nuances. Barely perceptible, the outline of her body paradoxically channels her soul to give substance to a visible, almost tangible emotion. 

     

    Inspired by a foggy day spent snowboarding, “Into the Mist” is a (re)collection of the sensations depicted through a series of introspective tableaux. Spiritual, almost mystical, each photograph reactivates a kinesthetic memory which the artist wishes to share with her audience. The physical addresses the immaterial and sublime, while the detail of a movement, a vague reminder of a silhouette, dwells into the viewer’s own sensory hermitage. Like a XXIst century Rothko painting, “Into the Mist” opens up a mental space to let the viewer experience a trip through the infinite perception of the colors of the artist’s soul.

  • JeeYoung Lee, Dialogue, 2020
  • Jeeyoung Lee, Salvation, 2020

    Jeeyoung Lee

    Salvation, 2020
  • The Palms

    Dean West
  • The Palms project is a collection of images and films by Dean West.

    Originating in Florida, the works contain local character portrayals, landscapes, tableaux constructions, portraits and short films.

  • The Wrangler

    Dean West
  • Dean West, Luis (The Wrangler) #1, Boca Raton, 2021

    Dean West

    Luis (The Wrangler) #1, Boca Raton, 2021

    A narrative very familiar to Floridian natives, where approximately 1.3 million Alligators coexist in America’s sunshine state. Rich greens and warm afternoon brushes of light grace the lush, manicured gardens. The iridescent pool- symmetrical and still, reflects the tropical surroundings and cumulus clouds developing in the distance. In the foreground, the American Alligator, a common site across all of Florida’s 67 counties. The viewer’s eye begins at the Alligator’s tail and travels up over the reptile’s head directly towards The Wrangler. He stands boldly ready for battle, lasso in hand and eye to eye with the apex predator. His defined masculinity, tattoos, clear skin and piercing eyes- challenge our perceived stereotypes of the character’s role. The scene alternates between an everyday narrative and a cinematic experience, a new endeavor for West, who is best known for his bright and colorful staged photography. What is familiar though, the perfectly choreographed character, provocative narrative and strong use of symmetry and color- key indicators of the artist’s work.

  • Palma de la Noche (Palm of the Night), 2021

    Palma de la Noche (Palm of the Night), 2021

  • “The palm tree that stands tall and resilient surrounded by constant turbulence and battering is all of us”

    Photographed over the course of a year, West took specific geographical points around Florida and captured them multiple times. The synthetic process undermines the idea of the “moment” in photography- opting in fact to capture an array of many moments, disconnected from their spatial surroundings and rearranged across a temporal field. Due to the complexities and limitations of photographing at night, it is incredibly rare to see an image captured of nature so perfectly.

     


    “I know the world I am creating is not a complete reality. Even photography itself is paradoxical by nature when at the hands of the creator. The medium has given me tools to not only capture but paint a world I want to live in and to some people, that experience of seeing what I am imagining is a valid and connecting experience”
    Standing in front of the photograph is like standing in front of a Barnett Newman, color field based reductionist work. The tall palm staring back at you, as if it were another human being.

  • Dean West, Pink Dreams #1, 2020

    Dean West

    Pink Dreams #1, 2020
  • “Pools, palms and architecture are familiar motifs within my photographs. The Palms series is a deeper dive into the many...

    “Pools, palms and architecture are familiar motifs within my photographs. The Palms series is a deeper dive into the many aspects of Florida’s culture and daily life.”

    Dean West
  • Aperture & Portal

    Jeff Robb
  • The world arrested, its motion frozen – it fascinated photographer Eadweard Muybridge in the 1870s. Some 140 years later, the same matter is intriguing three-dimensional artist Jeffrey Robb. Slicing time and movement, Robb however restitutes in a single image, a multiplicity of point of views in the most graceful, light and elastic manner.

    Caught in mid-air, Jeff Robb's models defy gravity. As if freed from earthly constraints, they reinvent the concept of time to infinitely stretch and adapt a fraction of it to our own pace.

  • Jeff Robb

    Portal #5, 2020
  • Like for every creative work, it all starts with an idea put down on paper. From the initial ideas Robb...

    Like for every creative work, it all starts with an idea put down on paper. From the initial ideas Robb may pre-visualise potential images using three-dimensional modelling software to produce on-screen prototypes. Soon, this turns into a set building, employing models and using film techniques such as time-lapse photography and green screen compositing.Robb constructs his own cameras and photographic rigs to achieve his unique images. If the subject is moving a number of cameras are used to take photographs simultaneously using a specially designed triggering mechanism.
    The captured frames are processed using software designed for the film industry to achieve the highest quality renderings. These frames are out-put to a laser based writing system that encodes the image onto a photographic substrate. The image is then combined with an optical lens structure to form the final lenticular photographic work, which is finished using a bespoke laser ablation technique.

    • Jeff Robb, Oval 3, 2020
      Jeff Robb, Oval 3, 2020
    • Jeff Robb, Triangle 2, 2020
      Jeff Robb, Triangle 2, 2020
    • Jeff Robb, Square 3, 2020
      Jeff Robb, Square 3, 2020
    • Jeff Robb, Aperture 10, 2020
      Jeff Robb, Aperture 10, 2020
    • Jeff Robb, Aperture 12, 2020
      Jeff Robb, Aperture 12, 2020
    • Jeff Robb, Aperture 16, 2020
      Jeff Robb, Aperture 16, 2020
  • Defying Gravity

    Etienne Viard
  • Etienne Viard, Cartes, acier corten
  • Etienne Viard, Croisées, 2018

    Etienne Viard

    Croisées, 2018

    Fragmented, stretched, curved, horizontal or vertical, this line lies constant on one fragile balance. Inspired by ripples and undulations of both botanical and mineral shapes; Viard extends that movement while focusing on its precarious yet perpetual intrinsic tension.

  • The totemic function of Etienne Viard's sculptures is rooted in the minimalist movement which summarizes all things to one elementary component: the line.

    Defining himself as a « Steel Sculptor », Viard uses Corten steel in order to highlight the symbiosis that occurs between the artwork and its environment through the superficial rust. The raw material is placed in a way which aims at questioning the principle of conservation of mass, something which generally applies to three dimensional art.

     

     

    Whether created for indoor or outdoor display, his sculptures present a range of contradictory gestures, such as protruding shapes or chinks which are monumental signs redefining the space around them. The dialogue hence created between the sculpture and its environment is also given an additional rhythm through the introduction of the zenital light in situ, consequently reinterpreting the variations of a répertoire today considered as classic.

  • Etienne Viard, Six Lames Obliques, 2020

    Etienne Viard

    Six Lames Obliques, 2020 steel, black patina
    52 x 50 x 90 cm
    20 1/2 x 19 3/4 x 35 3/8 in
  • Born in France in 1954, Etienne Viard lives and Works in Paris and in the Vaucluse (south of France).

  • Recent installations in the US