Joseph Lee has been an artist for more than 20 years and a graduate of Otis School of Art and Design. His practice stems from collage and the immediacy of cutting and pasting fragments from a mediated world. In his abstract paintings, he explores textures and placement to evoke an idiosyncratic visual rhythm and tempo. In the early 2000’s, he was able to exhibit work in LA and NY, showing found posters manipulated through collage and paint marks, eventually creating a scrim-like illusion. Going through various iterations through the years, the embrace of Brutalist architecture currently offers a formal structure to make abstract paintings.
LA Painting, September 25 – November 20, 2021.