Lee Lessem – Toronto, Canada
Lee Lessem is an abstract expressionist painter who is constantly excited by every nook and cranny in our lives that we see but most often don’t notice. Born on a farm in Africa and surrounded by the magnificence of natural beauty, painting has always been a medium for the artist to test the tension between the real and the abstract – what we perceive and that which truly exists.
Lessem’s artworks have a delicate balance between fluidity and structure, softness and vitality, transparency and solidity, and mystery and clarity. Through her practice, the artist visualizes the entanglements of our everyday life and soft and beautiful nature that surrounds us. Lessem hopes to inspire people to look more carefully at the world around them and to discover beauty in all the unusual places. Lessem’s works can be found in private & public collections across North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, Southern Africa & Canada. She recently exhibited her works at NGA Art Show, Liberty Market Loft Gallery, TOAE Exhibition and Covernotes Coffee House; as well, her works were featured several times in ArtAscent International Art & Literature Journal.