Hannah Lee


 The integrity of what we encounter depends largely on the integrity of our approach to interpreting it. It is the quality of looking that determines what we see. What it means to be truly human is found in a space beyond the surface of our immediate perception—somewhere between experience and response, intention and interpretation.

In my recent paintings, fragmented and blurred images of the human face serve as a technical narrative to reiterate estrangement and loss. I accept my inability to fully understand not only others but myself as well. There is a disconnect between who we truly are, how we present ourselves, and how we are perceived—these works were painted as I considered how we might reconcile that gap in more constructive ways.