Your Art New York / Gianni Lee

Gianni Lee “ <-$$-> . Falling”  Spraypaint and Acrylic Pen on Canvas

Gianni Lee “<-$$-> . Falling” Spraypaint and Acrylic Pen on Canvas

Gianni's artwork will be on view for at least one month at 1082 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY starting April 29, 2019.

Bio 

Gianni Lee is a multidisciplinary visual artist utilizing diverse mediums to examine and explore themes of racial inequality, communication and technology.

Lee’s multimedia work combines materials including painting, drawing, photography against a post-apocalyptic and futuristic landscape. Gianni has two distinct styles  of intricate compositions that populate the fine art world as well as street art. His street-art incorporates colorful skeletal figures while is fine art focuses on alien-like subjects to explore the technological, political, social and racial climate in America while depict the plight of black people.

“My subject matter is based on an on going story with real characters that I created.” , says Gianni. “I decontextualize, reconstruct and regurgitate everything i see and feel on the canvas based on concepts, motifs and issues that mirror society. I make sure to explore the technological, political, social and racial climate in America while painting a post-apocalyptic and futuristic landscape.”

As Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Artist-in-Residence, he presented his inaugural solo-exhibition “Why Don’t You Hear Me?” (2017). And in 2018 he presented his follow up “They Sat Back, They Let it Happen” in Los Angeles. His permanent street installations are currently on view in the streets of Paris, London, Bulgaria, New York City, Cuba, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia, just to name a few.

Lee lives and works in New York and Los Angeles.

Artist Statement 

My subject matter is based on an ongoing story with real characters that I created. I decontextualize, reconstruct and regurgitate it on the canvas based on concepts, motifs and issues that mirror society. I make sure to explore the technological, political, social and racial climate in America while painting a post-apocalyptic and futuristic landscape.

Connect with Gianni on Instagram: @giannilee


Curator: Elise R. Peterson

Connect with Elise on Instagram at @EliseRPeterson