Movie stars from the 80s, from gay icon to decadent abandon; lonesome gaze on strangers and encounters; nude male a la Michelangelo; religious objects of spiritual redemption and desire; meditative landscapes after the photographer's cancer. A perfumed gala of visual senses from the Mishima look of Zhang Yi Mou to a phallic memento mori. The 102 photos in this retrospective transform the gallery into an empire of sensuality that defines the obsession of Julian Lee.
The First Retrospective of Julian Lee is an accumulation of Julian’s work for the past 30 years. His gay sensibility perfumes his works from the 80’s up to now since he started up as a celebrity photographer for the very Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine look-alike, the Hong Kong City Magazine, the most chic and trend-setting magazine during that period.