Li Lin Lee

Born in 1955, Jakarta, Indonesia
Lives in Chicago

Li Lin Lee is a self-taught painter who collaborated with Master printer Bud Shark for the first time in October 1994. As in his paintings, Lee uses a grid format to organize his monotypes and monoprints. Onto this grid Lee layers pictographic forms that draw the viewer into their mysterious, poetic relationships. His personal iconography includes plant forms, symbolic figures and abstract forms evoking various emotions. Lee’s monoprints, including the “La Isla” series, have been accomplished by first printing many sheets of Thai Mulberry paper with a wide variety of colors and color blends. These sheets are then cut out and assembled into elegant compositions that are then stenciled. Li Lin’s approach to printmaking is always unique and refreshing.

Li Lin Lee is represented in the collection of The Art Institute of Chicago.

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