Simon Lee was born in 1992, and is an economist and artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Although he experiments across multiple media (including film photography and music), Simon places his primary creative attention on oil painting and ink drawing. Each medium focuses on the same subject matter: abstract forms that capture the artist’s ideas in real time. The contrast lies in the rough and free-flowing nature of the paintings on one hand, and the highly intricate and meticulous nature of the drawings on the other. This tension reflects two aspects of the artist’s character: a creative who is also highly detail-oriented.
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