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AUG
Art Unified Gallery
Los Angeles
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Certificate of authenticity
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Joseph Lee

1940 born in Hong Kong
1961 graduated from the Hong Kong University, majoring in mathematics; worked in the educational field
1987 became full time artist
It is really a blessing to grow up and be educated in Hong Kong. One can easily access eastern and western cultures, and the atmosphere does encourage one to take freely and abundantly from both. Joseph involved himself in Church activities while young, and those memories remain vivid in his mind. In his trips to Europe, he still makes every effort to visit the old monasteries and the village chapels. Yet at the same time he is deeply absorbed in Chinese thought, literature and art.
Again in Hong Kong, one has the opportunity to learn appreciating both worlds of art. While Joseph enjoys the serenity and profundity of Chinese art, he has also the chance of encountering Western art, from Bonnard to Matisse, from Nolde to Münter.
Although Joseph does involve himself in various art forms like printmaking and stone carving, his main medium is oil painting. A well-known writer wrote of him: “Although he paints in a western medium, his paintings are Chinese in spirit.” He makes use of the painting medium to express his thoughts and ideas. The richness of Nature is, most of the time, his beloved theme; so is the relation of Man with Nature.

Small patches of brushstrokes form a light breeze of soft chants; contrasting hues and tints depict the poetry of the Land. When one looks at Joseph Lee’s paintings, one realizes that he uses his spirit as colour, beauty as his brush, and imagery as his composition. It is difficult to imagine that, in such a bustling city like Hong Kong, we can find an artist who caresses nature and unites with Mother Earth. (interview by Hong Jie, 2002)

Selected exhibitions
2019
DREAMstate: Joseph Lee, Dennis Osadebe, Erik Mark Sandberg, Joshua VidesGR Gallery
2018
What Art conversation do you want in your home?Art Unified Gallery
What art conversation do you want in your home?Art Unified Gallery
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Just Another Tuesday, 2019

Oil on canvas
72 × 60 × 2 in
182.9 × 152.4 × 5.1 cm
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Location
Los Angeles
Certificate
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
AUG
Art Unified Gallery
Los Angeles
Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included

Joseph Lee

1940 born in Hong Kong
1961 graduated from the Hong Kong University, majoring in mathematics; worked in the educational field
1987 became full time artist
It is really a blessing to grow up and be educated in Hong Kong. One can easily access eastern and western cultures, and the atmosphere does encourage one to take freely and abundantly from both. Joseph involved himself in Church activities while young, and those memories remain vivid in his mind. In his trips to Europe, he still makes every effort to visit the old monasteries and the village chapels. Yet at the same time he is deeply absorbed in Chinese thought, literature and art.
Again in Hong Kong, one has the opportunity to learn appreciating both worlds of art. While Joseph enjoys the serenity and profundity of Chinese art, he has also the chance of encountering Western art, from Bonnard to Matisse, from Nolde to Münter.
Although Joseph does involve himself in various art forms like printmaking and stone carving, his main medium is oil painting. A well-known writer wrote of him: “Although he paints in a western medium, his paintings are Chinese in spirit.” He makes use of the painting medium to express his thoughts and ideas. The richness of Nature is, most of the time, his beloved theme; so is the relation of Man with Nature.

Small patches of brushstrokes form a light breeze of soft chants; contrasting hues and tints depict the poetry of the Land. When one looks at Joseph Lee’s paintings, one realizes that he uses his spirit as colour, beauty as his brush, and imagery as his composition. It is difficult to imagine that, in such a bustling city like Hong Kong, we can find an artist who caresses nature and unites with Mother Earth. (interview by Hong Jie, 2002)

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