CHRISTIE E SERIES BRINGS KOREAN ARTWORK TO LIFE
Christie’s E Series 1DLP projectors are being used to display the artworks of legendary Korean painter Lee Jung-Seob during a five-month exhibition titled “The 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Korean Modern Masters – Lee Jung-Seob”. Four edge-blended E Series projectors light up the 16m-wide by 3m-high first canvas featuring the artist’s experimental paintings on the metal foil linings of cigarette packs — with the original paintings being 15cm by 9cm. The 4m-wide and 3m-high second canvas is lit by an E Series projector displaying images of art pieces created during the Korean War when Lee spent a year living in a small house with his Japanese wife and two sons in Seogwipo, Jeju Island. With a brightness of up to 7200 lumens, full HD resolution and 5000:1 contrast ratio, the Christie E Series projectors provide excellent colour and brightness, and are ideal for venues such as museums and auditoriums.
“We’re very honoured to be involved in this important exhibition featuring one of the most celebrated Korean artists in modern times by showcasing his priceless artworks using Christie’s advanced projection technology,” said Min-Don Joo, Director, IMTEC, which partnered with Christie Korea to install the projectors. “The Christie E Series projectors have presented Lee Jung-Seob’s paintings in such a beautiful and realistic way that we are able to get a glimpse of the life of this artistic genius. I hope that the projected visuals will enhance visitors’ appreciation of our national artist’s masterpieces and to hold on to the belief of never letting go of hope and innocence, even in hardships.”
Henry Khang, General Manager, Christie Korea, added, “At Christie, our mission is to create and share the best experiences with our visual solutions. We are delighted that the Christie E Series, known for its unrivalled value, versatility and superior image quality, has been chosen by our partner IMTEC for this landmark exhibition that commemorates the 100th anniversary of Lee Jung-Seob’s birth. In recent years, large venues such as museums and theatres are increasingly relying on visual technologies to showcase precious works of art and performances. We look forward to collaborating with more artists and event venue operators to bring more art forms to life and inspire more people.”