Artist Picks: Karen Lee

By Karen Lee
Sydney

About this Curation

These artworks are from artists on my wish list. I am drawn to a variety of styles and as you can see I love colour. Choosing an artwork is about a connection - I'm not interested if it is a trending style or artist. I connect with artworks for many different reasons; an interesting composition, use of colour, themes, humour, intrigue. A curiosity about why artists create their work also appeals to me and I always like to read an artist statement. Every work has its own story and, when combined, the artworks I collect will be part of a new story reflecting special moments, places and people that are important to me.

About the Curator

I'm an emerging artist from Sydney. My work is aesthetically influenced by my local environment - the Blue Mountains and Nepean River in NSW - although I do like to explore other environments. I am particularly interested in colour and patterns in nature and subject matter of the native flora and fauna. All my artworks have elements of aboriginal art symbols incorporated into the pattern or standing alone in each piece. Conceptually I am interested in history and memory and the remnants, scars and unseen traces left in spaces. My aim is to produce artworks that are vibrant and have an aesthetic beauty but are underpinned with ambiguous meaning and stories of the past. Historical stories or peoples personal stories - I love the idea that past and present are inherently connected. My Aboriginal heritage is connected to Wiradjuri Country "the land of the three rivers" and the Tubba-gah people central NSW Dubbo .

75cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$780
66cm (W) x 66cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$890
20cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$450
31cm (W) x 41cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$190
59.4cm (W) x 42cm (H)
Print
$290
45.5cm (W) x 45.5cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$760
51cm (W) x 51cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$600
97cm (W) x 72cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,030
70cm (W) x 86cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$660
42cm (W) x 28.7cm (H)
Photograph
$180
45cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Photograph
$260
150cm (W) x 118cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,800
42cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Mixed Media
$760
200cm (W) x 152cm (H)
Mixed Media
$3,500
51cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Mixed Media
$690
120cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$480
30.5cm (W) x 40.5cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$250
76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Oil Paint
$690
101cm (W) x 101cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$2,250