3 Questions for Edward
What was your process for creating the artwork?
They initially began as sketches, oil pastel on paper, before I painted them digitally using Procrete.
What is the significance of the medium you chose for the pieces?
I usually work with oil paint on canvas, but of late I’ve been painting digitally, using the aforementioned Procrete, and also Corel Painter and Photoshop. You would imagine it would be a quicker process, and it is, to some degree, but also, because it is so easy to remove a mistake, it means that I take longer to finish the piece.
What is the significance of this work to you?
These works are concerned with the capturing of emotions and other aspects of a life lived. In capturing these moments, I hope that the viewer can see something of themselves in the work, in a sense completing the painting.
Edward Lee is an artist and writer from Ireland. His paintings and photography have been exhibited widely, while his poetry, short stories, non-fiction have been published in magazines in Ireland, England and America, including The Stinging Fly, Skylight 47, Acumen and Smiths Knoll. He is currently working on two photography collections: 'Lying Down With The Dead' and 'There Is A Beauty In Broken Things'.
He also makes musical noise under the names Ayahuasca Collective, Orson Carroll, Lego Figures Fighting, and Pale Blond Boy.
His blog/website can be found at https://edwardmlee.wordpress.com