Barley Notice: An Exhibition by Bommsoon Lee & Chong Boon Pok

Date: current ~ 30th Oct (12pm – 6pm)
Venue: RSP Planet Design Studio, 17 Dorset Square, London LW1 6QB
Contact: Chong Boon (+44 (0)7979 558818 /

Barely Notice embarked on the mutual interest of two emerging contemporary artists – Bommsoon Lee (South Korean) and Chong Boon Pok (Malaysian). The exhibition examines the commonplace: objects, spaces and situations that most people take no notice or show their lack of interest. The artists respond to both positive and negative spaces of RSP Planet Design studios. The work operates within the concepts of time and space, and recalls a sense of ‘Nothingness’.

Bommsoon and Chong Boon’s work are both inspired by and physically derived from the objects, spaces and situations that are evident in their immediate environment. They reclaim the potential of the less attended and transform them into artistic forms for re-examination and contemplation.

Barely Notice consists of both artists’ existing work and new works. The work interact s with and assimilates the things and the structure of the space that concealed in the horizon of the everyday most of us barely notice.

Bommsoon Lee“Working in a range of media including drawing, object-making, installation, lens-based media and writing, my practice, at its heart, questions the relation between self-knowledge and knowledge of the world external to oneself.”

Attentiveness plays the central role in Bommsoon’s art practice, which to seemingly invalid fragments of objects, spaces and situations of everyday, and that enters selected tradition, ideological premise, or institutionalized orthodoxy for analysis. However the body of her work emphasises the indeterminacy or potentiality, often drawing from the line of the absurd and humour and remains within those moments where a decision or resolution has not yet been reached.
In this show, she presents site-specific installation, narrative sound and video and drawings inviting viewers to the less attended.
Bommsoon completed her MA in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University in 2008. She has been selected for AA2A Artist in Residence 2010-2011 at Chelsea College of Art.

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Chong Boon Pok“Devoting attentiveness to the everyday is central to my studio practice. The everyday that I refer to is the commonplace and trivial: objects and activities that for most people, maintain no great significance. I am interested in the artefacts and processes neglected or taken for granted.”
Chong Boon is interested in the as‐it‐is‐ness and impermanence of things: the interconnectedness between objects and people and how these things recall memories, mindfulness, and ideas surrounding the self. His work aims to reify the trivial and discarded, providing opportunities for the viewer to re‐approach these (often overlooked, and) reinvigorated contemporary cultural tomes.

Chong Boon is currently undertaking a practice‐led PhD in Fine Art at London Metropolitan University.


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