Painting has always been an intuitive process for Rhys Lee. Through a vibrant palette, his playful mark making draws from personal memories in a moment of cathartic release.
Reminiscent of Pablo Picasso and George Condo, Lee’s fractured portraits and still life compositions rely on a cubist aesthetic. By fusing these traditional art tendencies with the graffiti influences from his youth, Lee powerfully develops a unique, experimental and raw practice. The artist blurs the boundaries between representation and abstraction, shifting his focus to colour and form. As his subjects dissolve, the textures and layers of paint reveal themselves in all their glory.