Lena Hawkins creates image-based works that re-enact rare and other non-circulating materials. She practices analog techniques including producing prints, films, and microfilms in an effort to preserve and re-construct fabricated entities. Her favorite topics of conversation are unsolved mysteries, recreational vehicles, and products that are out of production.
Focusing on social structures, mainly human connections and relationships that exist in his multi-faceted consciousness, Le makes chromogenic prints through a performative approach towards portraiture—utilizing a combination of analog and digital photography. Being part participant and part observer, he explores the limbo space between an insider and an outsider of cultures, gender, and systems. Though his work is ever evolving in ideas and media-of-practice, he is presently fixated on: technology in relation to sub-communities, the collective formation of a New-American identity, and trending culture in mainstream and underground media. Born in Vietnam (1985) and developed in Orange County/Los Angeles, Le is currently living and producing work in New York City.