Eric Jiaju Lee - Fate’s Fete

2009 - Acrylic on silk - 38 x 79 in. - $9000 Eric Jiaju Lee Artist Statement - My work is an intersection of modern abstraction and traditional Chinese painting, where both aspire to elucidate the human experience in relation to nature through an idiosyncratic yet lyrical sensibility. With a quixotic nod to science, science fiction and scientific theories, my organic forms suggest a micro to macro continuum inherent to nature. I incorporate a process that is both intentional and improvisational by pouring, dripping and brushing paint onto fabric ranging from raw canvas to vibrantly colored silk. While I am very familiar with painting on the conventional rectangle or square I also greatly enjoy the challenges of painting on different formats whether they are on long vertical and horizontal panels, or on circular, fan-shaped and multi-panel compositions. With attention to the formal visual aspects of painting I incorporate Chinese philosophical principles that inform the composition, especially with regards to the balance of positive and negative space. I believe true mastery is to know when to paint… and when not to paint. Ultimately what I aspire to is to create compelling works of art that can be objects of contemplation and meditations on beauty. Eric Jiaju Lee Bio - Eric Jiaju Lee, recently profiled in the Huffington Post, exhibits regularly both locally and abroad, with works belonging to many international private and corporate collections (USA, UK, Canada, China, Germany, Philippines, Australia, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Dixon Advisory, China Springboard). The recipient of numerous awards and honors, Lee is a professor of fine arts, an independent curator and a guest lecturer at various institutions in the greater New York area. Lee grew up in Cos Cob and graduated from the Brunswick School whereupon he moved to New York City to attend art school, eventually graduating from the prestigious Hunter College, Master of Fine Arts program. After almost twenty five years in the city Lee is a recently returned Greenwich resident and has established a new working studio locally, while still maintaining a presence in NYC, particularly in the vibrant arts community of Bushwick, Brooklyn where he has been a part of the growth of the area since it’s early beginnings as a world renowned art district. Lee has also worked in Beijing, China in the famous 798 Art Zone, where he maintained a part-time studio practice from 2004 to 2008.
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