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Colorful Abstract Portraits by Joseph Lee

Artist and actor based in LA, Joseph Lee brushes and smudges dense oil paint globs to provide multi-coloured photos. vibrant layers of segmented brushstrokes pay attention now not on their physicality but on the emotion of human faces, with facial characteristics partly or completely obscured from the factor of perspective. After a failed acting audition, Lee started painting as a manner to channel his creativity. Describing his process as “a bit of a blur,” Lee claims he is mentally shutting off and engaging completely with the job. No two days are the same, and that’s the way he prefers it.

“After working on a long project, I needed to protect my energy and be selfish with my time,” he told Shape/Shift Report. “I don’t have any formal artistic training and coming from a theater background, human behavior and emotions were the closest references I had to paint.”

Joseph Lee