Il Lee will be showing his ballpoint pen art at The Queens Museum of Art in New York in July.
It’s good to see the humble ballpoint pen getting some love from artists. You see it used for doodles, but finished works on canvas don’t often list “ball point pens” as a medium.
“His forms, though abstract, reflect the complex patterns of the natural world. Influenced by traditional sumi-e ink painting and calligraphy, Lee’s work remains decidedly contemporary; his unorthodox materials and distinctive style have garnered him audiences worldwide.” Ballpoint Drawings Exhibition
I thought the Queens museum, was the Queen’s museum (owned by the Queen), so I had a little laugh to myself when I found out that it was a museum in Queens County, NY. I should get out the house more often.