Eric Lee is a self-taught abstract painter, born in Brooklyn, New York. Eric’s work includes back painted frameless glass paintings and functional art. He pioneered the process with an innovative method that seals the back of glass surfaces against damage from moisture and abrasion. The treatment has the additional benefit of creating an airtight backing.
According to the artist, he spent roughly twenty years as a technical consultant to some of the world’s leading architectural design firms. He worked in a wide array of projects…including the Guggenheim Soho, Armand Hammer and Andy Warhol museums, among others. His involvement in numerous noteworthy “art related” architectural projects undoubtedly has had an impact on his evolution as an artist. Eric credits his career working within the design community as the source of his inspiration.
Eric says, “I feel I spent most of my adult life developing my aesthetic sensibility. Until now, the influences on my work have been largely from outside the art world. I also find myself being energized and challenged as I seek to find my path in art…. trying to stay true to the songs that sing to me.”
Eric is quoted from Art Business News as saying, “As my work evolves, I seek to explore that core concept – the effect of blending and transition from one color, form and even material to another. I suppose that in a broad sense, this is my world view as well: that the key to things is working between people of various genders, religions, national origins and sexual preferences…and colors lies in our ability to see the beauty inherent in each. That allows us to be who we are and our willingness to see the beauty in the subtlety is what connects us.”