Photocopy, oils, wax, polymer paint
164 cm x 145 cm
The trademarks of Lindy Lee's work include block colour, anonymous Renaissance faces and abstract minimalist markings which dabble in elementary forms of expressionism and contextualism. Colour is symbolic: Red: representative of corporality, substance and life; Black: underlying mystery, invisible, unseen and silent. The viewer is engulfed by the large scale compilations of rectangular panels that evoke intense feelings. The surface is lush and complex with areas of pure colour and repeated photocopies of a Renaissance face that are unified by expressive splashes of encaustic echoing Chinese calligraphy.
Within "3000 miracles" the major cultural and religious forces of both the grand narrative of Western art history and the Eastern philosophy of Zen Buddhism find harmony.
An awareness of identity and presence dominates the work through both the literal presence of the Renaissance image and through Lee's use of personally significant colours.
Lindy Lee was born in Brisbane, 1954. Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education, Diploma of Education (Art Secondary) 1973-75; The Chelsea School of Art, London, U.K. 1979-80; Sydney College of the Arts B.A. (Visual Arts); Post Graduate Diploma (Painting) 1981-84. Solo Exhibitions include Union Street Gallery Sydney 1985, Roslyn Oxley9 Sydney1986-88, AGNSW 1995, and Robert Lindsay Gallery Melbourne. Collections include The Phillip Morris Collection, Wollongong Art Gallery, Art Gallery of NSW, and Australian National Gallery.
3000 Miracles, 1998