Lives and works in Suwon, South Korea
The surface of the buildings keeps changing every month, every year. After the pandemic, tenants, unable to pay the rent, should left. And then a new signboard is set for a new tenant. - or space left empty. It's not entirely because of the pandemic but makes it worse. If I visit the place in the photograph again, I could recognize the change immediately. Some signboards have gone, some others are new.
It is very colorful, complicated, noticeable. But if you always use bright colors for it, however, nobody will be conspicuous because there are already too many colors.
Jung Ui Lee is a photographer, noted for his determination to document architecture and street scenes. Most of his photographs are urban landscapes. He focuses attention on trivial scenes and objects in which symbols and signs could be found. He studied photography at Chung-ang University in South Korea and earned a Master’s degree in the University of Art and Design Linz, Austria.