News of Han Collection’s June exhibition:
Paper Man: Lee Joo-youn
7th Jun – 21st Jun 2017
Han Collection | 33 Museum Street | Bloomsbury | London WC1A 1LH | www.hancollection.co.uk
Far from the commercial super heroes of comics and movies, Paper Man lives in the lightness and destructibility of a sheet of paper. Shifting wind can blow him away.
But when Paper Man allies himself and finds emotional unity with his fellow man, his strength grows with the fertility of common interests.
Underlying the iconic and thematic expression is a notion that democracy rises out of principles of equality. Yet, in Lee Joo-youn’s view of the human condition, overcoming the essential alienation of the individual remains the immense challenge.