A Haunting Beautiful Neon Installation. October 24 2013

Korean artist Jung Lee is showing her first exhibition in Dubai. Lee has two series—Day and Night and Aporia, which translates as “coming to a dead end” in Greek.

The Aporia series was inspired by Roland Barthes’s A Lover’s Discoursem which tells the story of the ineptitudes of people in love. According to Barthes, when one falls in love the beloved becomes a mystery and one will ceaselessly try to figure out the reasons for their mysterious feelings.

I don’t necessarily agree with the pessimistic outlook of Barthes but I do find these neon installations somewhat haunting and ultimately beautiful.