Paul Lee

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Paul Lee, Untitled (tambourine), 2011, tambourine, paint, balsa wood, 360 x 360 x 50 mm

Paul Lee, Untitled (hand towels with bulbs), 2013, towels, lightbulbs, spray paint, mono lament, hoops, stainless steel, thread, pigment-based ink, 1958 x 1270 mm

Paul Lee, Untitled (hand towels with bulbs) (detail), 2013, towels, lightbulbs, spray paint, mono lament, hoops, stainless steel, thread, pigment-based ink, 1958 x 1270 mm

Paul Lee, Untitled (Yellow), 2012, towels, thread, steel, dye, 2298 x 3101 x 311 mm

Paul Lee, Untitled, (can sculpture CS04), 2007, soda can, sock, light bulb, electrical fixtures, Xerox, paint, magnifying glass, glass tube, 320 x 190 x 139 mm

Paul Lee, Untitled (rock wall), 2010, plaster of Paris, ink, towel, 539 x 1079 x 260 mm

Paul Lee, Untitled (painting on rock), 2011, acrylic on canvas, plaster, ink, steel 525 x 620 x 230 mm

Paul Lee, Active Light, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2013

Paul Lee, Negative (screen, green), 2013, towels, hoops, stainless steel, thread, pigment, based ink, 1270 x 3467 mm

Paul Lee, Untitled (washcloth still), 2010, towels, ink, paint, thread, wire hoops, 285 x 300 mm

Paul Lee, Untitled (two towels with tambourine bells), 2010, towels, cotton thread, ink, tambourine bells, 125 x 1079 mm

Paul Lee, Untitled (triple negative orange purple green), 2011, towels, cotton thread, ink, wire hoops, 1820 x 1082 mm

Paul Lee, Untitled (hand towels with bulbs), 2013, towels, lightbulbs, spray paint, mono lament, hoops, stainless steel, thread, pigment-based ink, 1958 x 1270 mm

Paul Lee, Untitled (Yellow), 2012, towels, thread, steel, dye, 2298 x 3101 x 311 mm

Paul Lee, Untitled (rock wall), 2010, plaster of Paris, ink, towel, 539 x 1079 x 260 mm

Paul Lee, Active Light, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2013

Paul Lee, Untitled (washcloth still), 2010, towels, ink, paint, thread, wire hoops, 285 x 300 mm

Paul Lee, Untitled (triple negative orange purple green), 2011, towels, cotton thread, ink, wire hoops, 1820 x 1082 mm

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Born 1974, London (GB). Lives and works in New York City, New York (US)

Paul Lee works in sculpture, collage, and video to created assembled works from mundane and domestic objects. Over the course of his career, Lee has crafted a meticulous visual language that includes objects such as tambourines, lightbulbs, and empty soda cans. Reinterpreted and reassembled, Lee pays homage to these objects’ original function, presenting them in forms that conjure bodily connections between object and user.

Lee received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Winchester School of Art, Winchester in 1997. His work has been included in the group exhibitions Home Improvements, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco (2017); UIA: Unlikely Iterations of the Abstract, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2013); Flaca, Portikus, Frankfurt (2011) and Absentee Landlord, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2011). Solo exhibitions include Pestle, Michael Lett, Auckland (2017); On The Beach In The Dark, Untilthen Gallery, Paris (2015) and Paul Lee, University of the Arts, Philadelphia (2015).

 
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Paul Lee, Untitled (tambourine), 2011, tambourine, paint, balsa wood, 360 x 360 x 50 mm

Paul Lee, Untitled (hand towels with bulbs), 2013, towels, lightbulbs, spray paint, mono lament, hoops, stainless steel, thread, pigment-based ink, 1958 x 1270 mm

Paul Lee, Untitled (hand towels with bulbs) (detail), 2013, towels, lightbulbs, spray paint, mono lament, hoops, stainless steel, thread, pigment-based ink, 1958 x 1270 mm

Paul Lee, Untitled (Yellow), 2012, towels, thread, steel, dye, 2298 x 3101 x 311 mm

Paul Lee, Untitled, (can sculpture CS04), 2007, soda can, sock, light bulb, electrical fixtures, Xerox, paint, magnifying glass, glass tube, 320 x 190 x 139 mm

Paul Lee, Untitled (rock wall), 2010, plaster of Paris, ink, towel, 539 x 1079 x 260 mm

Paul Lee, Untitled (painting on rock), 2011, acrylic on canvas, plaster, ink, steel 525 x 620 x 230 mm

Paul Lee, Active Light, Installation view, Michael Lett, 2013

Paul Lee, Negative (screen, green), 2013, towels, hoops, stainless steel, thread, pigment, based ink, 1270 x 3467 mm

Paul Lee, Untitled (washcloth still), 2010, towels, ink, paint, thread, wire hoops, 285 x 300 mm

Paul Lee, Untitled (two towels with tambourine bells), 2010, towels, cotton thread, ink, tambourine bells, 125 x 1079 mm

Paul Lee, Untitled (triple negative orange purple green), 2011, towels, cotton thread, ink, wire hoops, 1820 x 1082 mm