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Openings: Mike Lee – “I’ve Missed You” @ The Garage

On 29th of October, The Garage in Amsterdam opened the long-awaited EU debut show of Mike Lee titled I’ve Missed You, created as a direct response to the immigrant family separation issues and what some consider to be the inhumane policies of the current US administration. The gallery’s compact space, a 17th-century storage warehouse in the heart of Dutch capital, turned out the be the perfect setting for the latest series of Lee’s atmospheric black and white canvases. After a successful introduction in Asia earlier this year, the NY-based […]

Previews: Mike Lee – “I’ve Missed You” @ The Garage

Amsterdam’s The Garage will be opening the European debut show from Mike Lee on the 29th of September. I’ve Missed You will be American artist’s first solo exhibition in Europe after successfully introducing his work in Tokyo (covered) and Hong Kong (covered) last year. We’ve been following Lee’s work since his early shows with Giant Robot (back in 2015), while he was still working with pencils on paper and are excited to see him taking over the art world with his cheerful monochromatic oils. Regularly depicting sphere-based […]

Basel Week HK ’18: Mike Lee – “Quality Time” @ Art Central // Over The Influence

One of our personal favorites from this year’s Art Central was the solo showcase by Mike Lee at the Over The Influence’s booth. Simultaneously showing the NY-based artist’s Hong Kong debut along with a solo show by Tadashi Kawamata in their local space, the gallery presented a sold out exhibition at the fair that included some of the largest pieces Lee has ever produced. Titled collectively Quality Time, the oils on canvas and panel continue the American artist’s efforts to portray his vision of happiness and good […]

Showing: Mike Lee – “Happier Together”

Up until 23rd of December, Amala Gallery in Tokyo will be showing the first international show by Mike Lee. The works on view were painted exclusively for this exhibition and are meant to be representations of his positive outlook on everyday life. After successful solo shows in LA and Portland earleir this year, the NY-based artist focused on producing a small body of work for his Japan debut show, Happier Together. Taking the local love and appreciation of cartoon and manga culture as a starting point, Lee […]

Previews: Mike Lee – “Happier Together” @ Amala Gallery

Amala Gallery in Tokyo is wrapping up this year with the first international solo show by Mike Lee. After two successful solo shows earlier this year, the NY-based artist painted a small series of new oils titled Happier Together. Over the last couple of years, Lee has been developing recognizable visual language that is strongly influenced by his professional career as the digital media professional. After working mostly with pencils and creating detailed images that portrayed peculiar spaces and characters interacting with them, he recently […]

Showing: Mike Lee – “Rebound” @ Giant Robot

From April 29th until May 18th, Giant Robot 2 welcomes back Mike Lee with another show of his unmistakable oils on paper, mylar and canvas. Rebound continues the body of work from his previous solo with the Los Angeles-based gallery, Repose, and is in particular focused on love. Using the softness of oil as a major feature, his monochromatic images feature faceless and featureless characters in various settings. For this particular exhibition, Lee focused on feelings of ambiguity, reliance, longing, and hope, as a reaction to his personal experiences in the past […]

Previews: Mike Lee – “Still Life” @ Giant Robot 2

Tonight (June 27) at Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles, Still Life will open featuring the work of Mike Lee and Vincent Nguyen. The drawings of Lee are what caught our eyes – compartmentalized slices of urban life that let the viewer take a bird’s eye view of the scene, while letting us peek inside of things that we would never have seen from that perspective. Also, the NY-based artist makes good use of negative space to focus our attention on each particular subject, which […]