Austin Lee ‘Spheres’

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Austin Lee ‘Spheres’
Spheres Projects

October 2017
Second Edition
Softcover with spiral binding
210 x 297 mm
3 Spot-Colors (Neon red, blue, yellow), 80 pages
800 copies

Those who know Austin Lee will have no problem understanding the choice of using an unconventional format to present him. Those who are not yet familiar with the young artist will get a feel for his persona and an insight into his work methods, subjects and thoughts. Looking at the drawings you might observe some gestures or feelings that you are familiar with. Moments filled with joy, sadness and uncertainty become a major subject not only in the following drawings but also in Austin Lee’s practice. Sixty-five untitled drawings which have been made for this book, a text contribution by Joel Holmberg as well as a dialogue between Austin Lee, Kati Gegenheimer, Benedikt Wyss and Philippe Karrer make up this collaboration.

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Austin Lee (b. 1983) lives and works in New York. He received an MFA in Painting from Yale School of Art and a BFA from Tyler School of Art. His most recent solo exhibitions include shows at Postmasters Gallery in New York, Carl Kostyal in London and Stockholm, Kaleidoscope in Milan and New Gallery in Paris, BANK, Shanghai and Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo. Lee’s work has been written about in Artnews, Art in America, Artinfo, New York Magazine, Leap, Time Out New York and London, The NY Observer, Hyperallergic, Black Book, Dazed & Confused, Kaleidoscope Magazine, The Spectator, and Rhizome.