Austin Lee, ‘_’, 2013, Postmasters Gallery

Postmasters Gallery, January 25 – March 8, 2014

About Austin Lee

Austin Lee merges abstraction and figuration, humor and pathos, in his exuberantly expressive and utterly contemporary paintings and sculptures. True to the age in which he works, his paintings begin as iPad sketches, and he has used a 3-D printer for some of his sculptures. As he describes his painting process: “I usually start with a digital drawing on my iPad…. If the drawing is worth exploring further, I will make a painting with the drawing as the starting point…. If it goes well, something magical happens during the translation and I end up with something worth looking at.” Working from small- to large-scale, he covers every inch of his canvases with color, utilizing acrylic and vinyl paint. The latter is known for its matte finish and brilliant hues, which make elements of Lee’s compositions appear to pop and glow.

American, based in New York

Group Shows on Artsy

Unquestionable Optimism at The Barn, Johannes Vogt Gallery, East Hampton
Nature, Castor Gallery, New York
Horses - A Group Exhibition, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen V
Post Analog Painting II, The Hole, New York
Grayscale, Postmasters Gallery, New York
Portrait in the Twenty-First Century, Postmasters Gallery, New York