Have you seen the neon type installations by Korean artist Jung Lee? She is showing her first exhibition in Dubai in 2013 at Green Art Gallery, with two series —Day and Night and Aporia, or “coming to a dead end” in Greek. The Aporia series was inspired by Roland Barthes’s A Lover’s Discoursem, “which tells the story of the ineptitudes of people in love”; that is, “when one falls in love, the beloved becomes a mystery and one will ceaselessly try to figure out the reasons for their mysterious feelings. The desire to express one’s love produces lies and conflicts leading to a dead end.” (Design Milk)
For Lee, these empty phrases reveal the sorrow and solitude of modern love.
A little reminiscent of Tracey Emin, and very much captivating.