Han Lee is a new media artist and multitalented designer based in New Jersey.
For around 20 years, he worked for CJ, Samsung, Fi New York, Sigient, allm Interactive as a senior designer and creative director, and also, worked with LG, Hyundai, Scholastic, Time Warner Cable, Nintendo America, Google, Tencent. He has received international recognition for his designs and has won some of the most prestigious awards in the interactive design industry, such as the Webby Awards. Also, some of the works he created were featured in many books and media including the TASCHEN book. He has given his thoughts to the world by having many lectures, interviews, contributions, and as a jury.
As a new media artist, he performed and exhibited his artwork in various locations across the world such as New York City, Seoul, Jeju Island, Gwangju, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Jerusalem, Haifa. His artwork used to include ‘Light’ and ‘Time’ with an immersive delightful experience that the audience can dive into his artwork emotionally.
‘Rain of Joy’ is the name of his media art exhibition/performance and a surprising gift for the audience. It varies what the gift box has in but his overall goal is for the audience to interact and carry a dialogue with his work. And this points to one thing, ‘immersion.’
Rain to him symbolizes the power of life that comes alive by its movement. Rain makes you take a break and helps you to look around. It also brings back memories of happy moments. He often fills a room with digitally implemented rain and calls it a ‘Rain Room’.
In the Rain Room, you can find a delightful playground. Whatever you do, the Rain Room will listen and respond to you with delight. ‘Rain of Joy’ will be a playground and tears of joy for the audience.
This exhibition features an extraordinary collection of projection-mapped interactive artwork. The exhibition venue will be transformed into a captivating space, filled with projected artwork installations that will immerse visitors in an unforgettable visual experience. As a special highlight, on June 10th, we will host a live performance by the talented artist Han Lee, who will accompany the exhibition's centerpiece, "Rain of Joy," with his captivating music. Lee's music will harmonize perfectly with the background graphic movements, providing a multi-sensory experience that seamlessly blends time, space, sound, and visual elements. This one-of-a-kind performance will take place in front of the exhibition's projection-mapped interactive artwork installation, further enhancing the immersive nature of the event.
“Between Design, Technology and Man, there is a delightful sea where I dive deep into.”
“I use a design to solve a problem between an object and a man and call someone to come over to it. I put a technology behind the design to have a passive communication with people who are always curious about inside of a pandora box. Technology gives a spirit to a designed object so that it can interact to man. I always struggle about how my work can interact with audience and how they can enjoy it. It should be fun all the time so any children can play with it.
Thankfully, I have been gifted many talents from my parents and grandparents to make it happens for creative arts and crafts and music. They give great details and make a virtual environment so that people can dive deep into the world I created. I used to use ambient sound to make it extreme such as a rainy sound. I believe rain can bring back many happy things to audience especially when I play a positive piano music under the rainy mood.”
- Han Lee, 2022
To learn more about artist Han Lee, please visit www.hanlee.com.