Rachel L. Lee artwork for sale and artist biography
Rachel Louise Lee graduated in 2015 from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee Scotland with a BA Hons (First Class) in Fine Art. She received the Bernard Cooper Memorial Award for the best portfolio of work in the year. Her work featured in the DJCAD ‘Ones to Watch’ Degree show as well as ‘The Silk Road’ Dundee Print Collective exhibition in China. She has ...recently curated her first solo exhibition which has been shown in several key venues across Scotland.
Why We Love Rachel’s Work I first discovered Rachel’s work when scouting the degree show graduates in Scotland. Her work immediately caught my eye with its theatrical photographic imagery layered with painterly textures and muted tones. It’s highly energetic work yet somehow serene at the same time. She creates vigorous marks and layers of screen printed images sometimes worked over with inks, paint and pen to build these wonderfully imagined landscapes. Rachel captures a freshness and vitality that makes her work seem constantly in motion and like a momentary freeze frame, it’s as though if you glanced away for a moment, the image might change again. Young, playful and poetic we are excited to watch how her work develops.
Exclusive To Curious Egg We having been working with Rachel to produce a beautiful range of affordable prints from her recent exhibition ‘Vessels’ for our exclusive collection. These are available as original mixed media screenprints, miniature originals mounted on wooden blocks made from the screenprinting frame she used to print from as well as gorgeous range of high quality Giclee prints on fine art Hahnemuhle Photorag paper.
“My work gRows from the relationship between the body and mind. I work intuitively with printmaking, painting and photography to create multi-layered, mixed-media works at various scales. Influenced slightly by Surrealism, I develop the artworks using a fast paced, subconscious approach called ‘Automatism’ where my hand randomly moves across the page with no preconceived composition or planned subject matter, this ensures the way in which I work is kept raw.
The complex process of working instinctively, with only a rough image in mind, enables the image to develop freely and is often altered by surroundings and materials. Continuously layering print techniques inspired me to introduce physical materials into the works. Often the acetate sheet used in screen printing or a lithography plate sits on top of the printed matter to form a textured platform. These intertwining marks, textures and layers form one energetic landscape reflecting the complexity of the subconscious. The works have a vibrant energy flowing with visual information and attract the eye to question real existence within the image as the boundaries between reality and fantasy are blurred. “