Joseph Lee is a self-taught artist who focuses on painting portraits with his amazing skills. Lee loves to manipulate faces and emotions through different colors, segmented brush strokes and volume. The artist believes his work can act sort of like mirrors to allow the viewer to experience themselves.
“To me, faces are important because they’re the things you come across the most on a daily basis and they’re the most overlooked,” Joseph said. “When you come across my painting, I hope that it enables you to just stop and soak it in and see yourself, allow it to be some kind of reflection.”
You could say his artistic journey started when he was working in a sushi restaurant, waiting tables. “It was one of those days where I had a miserable shift and I just made an instant decision at that moment to just quit. I immediately went to the canvas, I immediately picked up a brush, and I just felt at home.”
Check out his amazing work.