Wednesday, August 10, 2011

On Billboards in Toronto - Thanks Courvoisier





Thanks Wilbur and Selena for sending me this photo. It was at Union Station. Unfortunately, it was taken off before I went to see it. 

There are more around the town, but I've been too busy to go take photographs.

My painting, In Bruges I is all over downtown in billboards and advertisement boxes. I'm very excited about this. Now I can check that off my Life Wish List:


In Bruges I is a special piece for me, the painting was inspired by trip to Bruges. I always wanted to go to Bruges after watching Daughters of Darkness as a teenager. Then in 2008, a great black comedy, In Bruges came out. I needed to go there. When I told people I'm going to Bruges, everyone asked, "Where is that?" or "Never heard of it. Why do you want to go there??" It is a beautiful Gothic city above water, perfectly preserved. It is sort of like Venice, but I love it more than Venice. Bruges has surprisingly affordable and beautiful Bed n' Breakfast places with skeleton keys. I was alone there, once again. After 5pm, all the museums and shops close in Bruges and tourists leave the city. I was strolling between the striking Gothic buildings eating Belgian fries, I felt happy in loneliness.
As a sneaky sneaky-little-doo, I sneakily linked the image to my Society 6 page. If you have a disposable income and like my piece, you can order prints :D

Anyways, In Bruges I won second place at The Courvoisier Collective awards. I'm very grateful for the wonderful people at Courvoisier. They kindly sent me two mini bottles of their delicious cognac. A small drop tastes like a burst of grapes!
My piece is shown at Gallery 1313 starting tonight, August 10th to September 4th, 2011.
Opening reception starts at 7:30PM.

10 comments:

Jori Bolton said...

Wow!! That's awesome!! The boards look really amazing. I hope they draw huge crowds!

I also noticed you have already fought a liger. You'll have to tell me about that some time.

Hyein Lee said...

Thank you Jori! Oh I WILL tell you all about fighting a liger. Dude, that was an EPIC battle. EPIC.

Jori Bolton said...

I can't wait!

rikit said...

that's so cool..! i'm sad i won't be able to make it to the show. and now you made invested in this liger fighting business of yours

Lettie Lo said...

this is awesome!!!!

Hyein Lee said...

Chu>> Thank you very much! No prob about the show. Haha...

Lettie>> Thanks <3 <3 Love your photographs!

Stefan Grambart said...

LOL! I pass the billboard on Adelaide on my way home from work everyday and made a note to google your name, and add your site to my 500+ list... only to discover, you're already in there!

Amazing work!

Hyein Lee said...

Thank you Stefan! Haha.. oh how embarrassing. My site is horrible out of date. Thank you for stopping to comment!
xo

Sam Trieu said...

Gorgeousness! Congratulations on your hard work and well worth it I'm sure <3

lamstrom said...

I saw this while walking home and my heart burst with pride!