Lindsey James Lee
“My art is an extension of my experiences, and my feelings. What I see in my surroundings—based on where I am, how I relate to it, and the material conditions available for artmaking—are composed vicariously in my mind through an experiential process, that translates the inner vision and personal attachment I have of a particular place, a special moment, or an irresistible idea. I translate these into works so that I do not lose the memory of this experience of seeing it mentally, how it moved me, and how it has changed my outlook of the world.”
Lindslee’s curiosity in changing, reinventing and crossing the boundaries of the art medium is imminent in his works. He enjoys challenging his viewers by distorting their ideas and expectations with regards to Art. Lindslee creates a twist in his works to give a more critical concept either by simplification, exaggeration or injecting humour in his works. His intent is to reveal a certain kind of pretentiousness in art making by taking the role of an engineer and pushing the context of what Art can be. Through his works, he investigates the various influences in the semiotics of imagery.
Stripping away any form of limitations in his process of art-making is the main theme in Lindslee’s works.