JIM LEE 

Artist Statement

Jim Lee’s art encompasses a rich variety of media and approaches, from pure for-the-heck-of-it abstraction to works suggesting a conviction that art somehow has to be about something other than itself. At first he worked almost exclusively in the intaglio printing medium, but as a maturing artist his work came to include a wide range of other media, from graphic novellas or drawings tersely executed with a bare minimum of materials to multicolored canvases incorporating deconstructivist photographs and collage elements as well as traditional paint types.

 

Thematically, his work has focused on themes as diverse as the Cape Verde Islands, Caravaggio’s Conversion of Saul, Smokey Robinson and Mallarmé, language and civilization, life cycles, the blues, daytime hotels, and paleo battles between humans and animals on brown shopping bag paper.


Jim Lee’s work has been shown in a multitude of venues on the West Coast and elsewhere, and is held in private collections in the United States and Europe. He has been published as one of three selected artists in the “Art” issue of the Sand Hill Review [SHR 2013, Vol. XIV], and his painting “Peacock Angel IV” is featured on the cover of the main issue of the Review.

Night4

Night4

Graphite and mixed media on paper 14"X17" (2006) $325.00

Night5

Night5

Graphite and mixed media on paper, 17"X14" (2006) $325.00

Bodegon I

Bodegon I

Acrylic paint, photograph, and collage elements on paper, 9"X7" (2013) $125.00

Bodegon VI

Bodegon VI

Acrylic paint and collage elements on paper, 9"X7" (2013) $125.00

Bodegon VII

Bodegon VII

Acrylic paint, plastic strips, and collage elements on paper, 9"X7" (2013) $125.00

Landscape with Thyrsus

Landscape with Thyrsus

Acrylic, photograph and collage elements on paper, 9"X7" (2012) $125.00

Dancing Figures with Red Sky

Dancing Figures with Red Sky

Acrylic and mixed media on paper, 9"X7" (2013) $125.00

Untitled

Untitled

Chalk on kraft paper, 24"X18" (2016) $225.00

Oxun I

Oxun I

Graphite, ink wash, acrylic, dry media and collage elements on paper, 17"X14" (2007) $250.00

Through the Willows001

Through the Willows001

Acrylic, photographs, and mixed media on canvas, 20"X28" (2009) $500.00

Untitled

Untitled

Acrylic on paper, 22-1/2"X15-1/2" (1994) $250.00

Bergamo XVIII

Bergamo XVIII

Graphite and ink wash on paper, 18"X18" (1994) $325.00

IN A STUDIO VISIT, JAMES LEE TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW AND OLD ART WORK

BRANNER SPANGENBERG GALLERY      

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