“Denise Lee, an artist who cannot live without cats.
To be frank, art is not my goal. But I do believe in the power of art that is able to resonate with the public by transforming heart-wrenching or even annoying topics into provoking metaphors. Most of my works are inspired by my experience of serving the animal community in Hong Kong as a volunteer. I always strive to explore the contradictory relationship between humans and animals through art. Everyday objects and scenes are interpreted as symbolic elements in my art in a narrative but not sentimental approach. The ambiguous relationship between the objects, the audience and me is built in order to raise public awareness and social concern. So: art for art’s sake, or art for society’s sake?
I prefer the latter.”