I Appear Missing

Nick Lee


BFA4- CalArts Art – Photography / Media

I Appear Missing is a self-portrait series in which I examine the space between being hidden and being seen. The mask I construct and wear operates as both a protector and revealer. I erase myself. I remove what makes me identifiable. I become invisible. The mask is my trap. I create it, I exist in it, I embody it. I search for what remains beneath the mask. Parts of me bleed through. Other parts remain hidden.

I search for desolation. I look for echoes and traces of existence, ones that mirror my own. I blend into my surroundings. I am present. I remove myself from these spaces, looking for what I’ve left behind. I disappear.



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  • Date : May 5, 2022 - May 5, 2022
  • Time : 02:00 pm - 10:00 pm (UTC)
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