“Can you puff that sound away?”

"Can you puff that sound away?"

Lee Kit
November 9 – December 5, 2012

“Sometimes, you feel that there is something inside the back of your neck. It makes you feel a little uncomfortable but you can’t take it away. Just like, sometimes you feel that there are some broken sentences inside your head. You’ll hear them every time when you are alone, or in some particular situations. You can’t wipe them away. (Then you think you are simply listening to yourself talking. It should be more than that. ) It’s like, sometimes you hear the message alarm. (Actually you don’t.) Or, sometimes you feel enlightened by conscience when you are reading news. (Actually it is empty, lack of content.)

It should be about some reasons of some sorts of misunderstanding, that I didn’t pay attention to.”

Born in 1978, Hong Kong. Lee Kit has in recent years presented paintings that focus on quotidian objects, like various kinds of skincare products (Nivea, Vaseline), and works that address seemingly ordinary daily rituals, like having a cup of tea. He is represented in New York by Lombard-Freid Projects, and was included in the 2012 New Museum Triennial, the 2012 Liverpool Biennial, and recent exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern and the Hong Kong Museum of Art. Artist Lee Kit has been selected to represent Hong Kong at the 2013 Venice Biennale.