Rhys Lee

Born 1975, Brisbane
Lives and works in Victoria

Artist's CV

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.

Lee has been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, with solo exhibitions in Australia, Germany, Paris and New Zealand. He was a finalist in the 2012 Archibald Prize and his works have found their home in many public and private collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Artbank and the National Library of France.

\ Artworks

Death & Taxes

2020 \ Oil on canvas \ 113 x 99cm

Self portrait (wearing hat #2)

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 76 x 66cm

Wild flowers #3

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 113 x 99cm

\ Exhibitions featuring Rhys Lee


Group Exhibition

14 August — 28 August 2021

Rhys Lee

Recent Paintings

13 May — 22 May 2021

Contact Us

to find out more about Rhys Lee.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm Saturday, 11am - 4pm Closed Public Holidays (and Easter Saturday)