This Artist Uses Her Tiny Studio Way Better Than You Use Your Tiny Apartment

January 12, 2015 | Rhett Jones

The next time you start complaining about the limitations of micro-size apartments in New York, take some inspiration from artist JeeYoung Lee and turn that place into a psycho wonderland.

Lee is a Korea-based installation artist who spends months constructing elaborate environments in her modest studio. When she’s satisfied with the final product, she photographs herself occupying the installation. She focuses on minute details so that everything is perfect in the real world, avoiding any need to Photoshop the images. Her representatives at Opiom Gallery put all that into less straightforward terms:

Thus materialised, these worlds turn real and concretise : imagination reverts to the tangible and the photo imagery of such fiction testify as to their reality.

Whether the constructions “testify as to their reality” or not, everyone living in a shoe box has just been challenged to make the best of it.

(Photo: Opiom Gallery)