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Lee Ka-sing
The Five Senses series, Hearing. 2003
Archival pigment print
5.5 x 7.5 inchesin edition of 30

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The work "Hearing" is selected from the "Five Senses" series, a suite of commission work which was originally produced for Asian Legend (Restaurant in Toronto) in 2003. It is the first time this work is being released as limited edition prints. "Five Senses" reflects a continuation of Lee's visual language he created around that period, such as the work produced for The Peninsula Palace Hotel in Beijing (2003) and the images appear in Leung Ping-kwan's book "Traveling with a Bitter Melon" (2002).

Using multi-layered imaging in photography, Lee is a constantly a thinker and reformer in the photo/non-photo image as a visual, communicative language. Images and words are both representational and visceral. Though the work produced is always subjective, elements within the art often interact, create and provide new ground for interpretation and understanding for each and every viewer. "I handle my images the same way as I am with my poetry." Described Lee in his own word. He was one of founders of "QuiYing ShiKan" (Chinese contemporary poetry journal 1970-89)

Lee Ka-sing, brought up in Hong Kong, is one of the most important photo-based artists in the Hong Kong art scene during the nineties. Besides working as a professional photographer, applying frequently and fluently his personal imaging style for noted clients such as Cathy Pacific Airways, Music TV, Mandarin Hotels, he was also an active member at the hard core of the Hong Kong art scene. His work has been exhibited extensively locally and internationally. He was the founder (co-founded with Holly Lee, Lau Ching-ping) of "DISLOCATION", a publication noted as the keystone shaping up the contemporary photography of Hong Kong in the 90's. Lee was the recipient of "Artist of the Year" (1989) granted by Hong Kong Artist's Guild. And in 1999 he was granted Fellowship for Artistic Development by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Lee resided to Toronto in September 1997 and set up LEE Ka-sing gallery in 2000 representing a number of high-calibre artists from Asia. Since then, his own work rarely appears in the market. Lee has published several monographs: "Thirty-one Photographs" (1993, published by Photo Art), "Forty Poems, photographs 1995-98" (1998, published by Ocean & Pounds, as a publication grant from the Hong Arts Development Council), "Vegetable and Salad" (2004, Hong Kong Heritage Museum). His works are in private and corporation collections, and in public collections such as the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Hong Kong Heritage Museum and other institutions.

REF: GE07092007-1

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