Photo by Maddie Cordoba
The cycle of remembering and forgetting is inevitable, which is why certain memories can be clearly recalled and others cannot. But the emotions associated with our memories remain. They may at times be unrecognized, but like imprints, they are subconsciously embedded deep inside, waiting to be evoked. My artistic practice evolves around the process of creating a material record of the memories associated with specific places through the act of rubbing. Engaging deeply with the psychology of the human mind and the inner workings of emotional attachment aroused through experiences from physical spaces, the unseen and the intangible are transformed into conceptually layered visuals of abstraction.
Tritia Lee (1994) was born in Pasadena, CA and soon after moved to Seoul, Korea where her parents reside. Her works have been shown at spaces like NYU’s Commons and Rosenberg galleries and Rogue Space. Tritia has also interned at various galleries and institutions including Greene Naftali Gallery, Art Production Fund, MACCARONE Gallery, MoMA PS1, and Christie’s. She received her BFA in Studio Art with a minor in Business from New York University in May of 2016. The artist currently lives and works in New York and Seoul.