The work: Kym Lee, Fragility, 2023. Acrylic on canvas, 45 x 60cm. Courtesy: the artist.
Kym Lee’s Fragility suggests contemplative ennui. As the title suggests, the image explores the fragility of human emotion embodied in her feline subject, provoking a sense of melancholy and otherness through visual anthropomorphism. The artist explores the intricacies of the human psyche articulated in the form of an animal, inviting the viewer to contemplate our own relationship to the world around us.
Sophie Vander, Director, Curatorial+Co., Sydney
Soulful. Highlighted by the evening scene and appearance of being moonlit on a park bench. The fragile nature of the subject appears to be vulnerable yet somehow resolved to being alone. A lovely use of technique in acrylics and large elements of unhindered negative space draw you into the gaze, which is the central focus of the composition.
Anna Curnuck, Gallery Director, SIBU Gallery, Sydney