Rhys Lee

Recent Paintings

13 May — 22 May 2021

Born 1975, Brisbane
Lives and works in Victoria

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Represented by nanda\hobbs

For Rhys Lee, painting has always been an intuitive process. Through a vibrant palette, Lee’s 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. Lee’s works have found their home in many public and private collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Artbank and the National Library of France.

\ Exhibition featured works

Rhys Lee

Death & Taxes

2020 \ Oil on canvas \ 113 x 99cm

Rhys Lee

MF Supervillain

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 76 x 61cm

Rhys Lee

Self portrait (wearing hat #1)

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 76 x 66cm

Rhys Lee

Self portrait (wearing hat #2)

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 76 x 66cm

Rhys Lee

Wild flowers #3

2021 \ Oil on canvas \ 113 x 99cm

Rhys Lee

\ Installation Image

Rhys Lee

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\ Other exhibitions

Kathryn Ryan


28 September — 14 October 2023

Landscape and Memory

Group Exhibition

2 September — 23 September 2023

Kate Nielsen


15 August — 30 August 2023

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