Heads and tales
by Tony Lee
This show of screenprints by artist Tony Lee is a culmination of ten years worth of printing.
Tony has been drawing his 'characters' since primary school and was influenced by comics, books and television.
He worked as a draughtsman before attending the LCP where he received a BA in Graphic Design and developed a passion for global cultural artwork from Mexican images to African masks. An MA in Illustration at the RCA followed and he went on to use his characters in animations, t-shirt designs, and magazine illustrations for many clients most notably MTV. In 1996 Tony returned to study at Camberwell College of Arts where he received an MA in Printmaking and had developed a passion for screenprinting. Tony now works as a Printmaking Technician at Camberwell and Maidstone College of art and still draws whenever he can and produces many screenprints which he exhibits regularly.
My work is about drawing and in particular fantastical images of the face and bizarre figures. Since I started screenprinting I have been collaging these characters to form complex scenes that are saturated with colour and, I hope, a treat for the imagination.
I hope the prints are visually arresting and as the drawings are a kind of sophisticated doodle I hope the work speaks on a sub-conscious level as well.
All prints use water-based inks on fine art acid-free paper
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