Lot 497 - Lee Madgwick - The Retreat
Pen on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Lee Madgwick’s (b. King’s Lynn, Norfolk 1980) mysterious and emotive paintings depict scenes of abandonment, seclusion and dereliction. Both his urban and rural pictures portray parts of the modern landscape that are often overlooked by many (with occasional sprinklings of surrealism). With an undercurrent of mischievous menace throughout, the subject matter is at once thrown into question. Who inhabits these places? What lives do they lead? What is happening or about to happen? “I would describe my work as imagined realism. I hope to achieve a sense of drama in my paintings, presenting a familiar image yet placing it in an intimate, moody and possibly unlikely setting. A narrative is very important – but intentionally never fully explained. I like to leave it for the viewer to come up with their own interpretation.”
Lee paints on canvas in oils and acrylics. A play of light is used to generate an abundance of seemingly inexplicable moods to contrast with a brooding sky. Lee has exhibited throughout the UK including London and Edinburgh as well as Dublin, Amsterdam, Rome, Milan, Stockholm, Madrid, Singapore and New York. His work features in private art collections around the world.
2003 Graphic Design Norwich University College of the Arts
2021 – Brian Sinfield Gallery, Burford, Oxfordshire
2021 – Hybrid Gallery, Honiton, Devon
2019 and 2017 – White Noise Gallery, Rome, Italy
2018, 2015, 2011, 2009 – Byard Art, Cambridge
2016 – Hybrid Gallery, Honiton, Devon
2014 – Langham Gallery, Bloomsbury, London
2005 – Doric Arts Gallery, King’s Lynn
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