In the beginning look, those did not rather appear to be Mike Lee works. The colour palette is there, that virtually technological precision is there, like virtual prints hand-painted. However what was extra figurative has transform illusions of existence, a touch of a determine however ghostly. It’s virtually as though he’s at a struggle along with his gear, to grasp what to turn and what to go away to an creativeness. The consequences are exciting for an artist with a masterful hand and ingenuity in his method for years now.
“Gaming tradition was once a large a part of my youth and a type of get away,” Lee says. “As a kid, the fascination with conflict was once tied to a degree of delusion and pleasure, however coming near maturity I evolved a greater figuring out of the real penalties. The upward thrust of the web and get right of entry to to well-liked knowledge supplied me an perception to the immense catastrophes in addition to the discrepancies of the media’s encapsulation of fact.”
His solo display, No Guy’s Land, on view at Part Gallery in NYC, feels assured and delberate in his new center of attention on floor and tale. It is a quiet nod to conflicts in existence and in politics, additionally an figuring out that humanity has shifted over the process the ultimate 3 years. Lee is up for the problem of the instant. —Evan Pricco