"Handcrafted Reality" by Jaye Rhee
About the project
Jaye Rhee's digital artwork Handcrafted Reality explores the human relationship with digital screens and notions of virtual space. Created during the pandemic, Rhee constructed detailed three-dimensional objects that assemble to create fantastical moving tableaux. Recalling early screensaver software and popular computer games in this timely new commission, Rhee's whimsical work alludes to the collapsing boundary between the real and the virtual and captures an essential aspect of daily life that is increasingly spent in front of screens.
Jaye Rhee’s various multimedia works explore systems of fantasy within the evasive nature of desire. Rhee investigates the links between fantasy, reality, memory, and imagination, and the ways those links play out across cultural space and time.
Presented by MTA Arts & Design with technical support from Westfield and ANC Sports.
About the artist
Jaye Rhee’s work has since been exhibited at various international venues, including Albright Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, New York), High Museum of Art (Atlanta), Norton Museum of Art (West Palm Beach, Florida), Queens Museum (Queens, New York), Bronx Museum of the Arts (Bronx, New York), Mori Art Museum (Tokyo), Seoul Museum of Art (Seoul), DOOSAN Art Center (Seoul), Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art (Ansan, South Korea), Leeum Samsung Museum (Seoul), the Centro para os Assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura (Guimarães, Portugal) and La Triennale di Milano 2016, Milan, Italy. She has received many grants and awards, as well as residencies at the Defina Foundation in London, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.