李再鈐 Zai-Qian Lee
About the Artist
Born in Xianyou, Fujian Province, China, in 1928, LEE entered the Department of Fine Arts at Taiwan Provincial Normal College (now National Taiwan Normal University) in 1948, where he was first introduced to sculptural art. Finding inspirations in traditional Chinese philosophy, LEE adopts the minimal style of Western modernism as his expressive method, and has become known for creating steel sculptures; through spatial constructs, he represents the aesthetic thinking on purity and nature of Oriental philosophy.
The creative key of this residency was to change the function of H-beam, converting and utilizing it for modern sculpture. My original intention was to explore and expand the practical scope of I-beam, to give it a new look, so that people have a new understanding of it; I also hoped that steel could play a more diverse and important role in human civilization and society in the future.