Joseph Lee is a self-taught artist who primarily focuses on faces and the emotions that inhabit them. Lee manipulates them through segmented brush strokes, color choice, and volume, converging them into a complete and balanced whole. The artist hopes that his works can act sort of like mirrors, allowing the viewers to experience themselves.

More info: josephleeart.com | Instagram

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Portrait

Portrait

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A.A 1 month ago

WOW !

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"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."

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Portrait, James Dean

Portrait, James Dean

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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."

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Pitrechoir Member No. 4

Pitrechoir Member No. 4

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Cindy Dion 1 month ago

Me

The biggest inspiration came when Lee sold his first piece. "It was the greatest feeling," he said. "I remember [after] cashing that check, I was a little paranoid for two days, I didn't know if it's gonna go through or not... It was a confidence boost. And I think when you're starting off as an artist, that's all you really need."

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Biography

Biography

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Marina 1 month ago

This makes me think there's a sad part in her biohraphy

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Shes Dead To The World, But Alive In Private

Shes Dead To The World, But Alive In Private

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State Of Gray

State Of Gray

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Marina 1 month ago

Nice hair

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Homewardboundchoir Member No. 2

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Latest Commission

Latest Commission

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In The Flesh

In The Flesh

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Identity Christ

Identity Christ

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Point76 2 weeks ago

Beautiful!!!

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Miss

Miss

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Tal Jamchi 1 month ago

This looks both unfinished and completely finished.

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In Between Me, 2018

In Between Me, 2018

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Cross-Pollinating Study

Cross-Pollinating Study

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Portrait

Portrait

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Stillborn

Stillborn

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The Choir

The Choir

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Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait

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Doris S. Anderson 4 weeks ago

A togetherness of self

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Cross-Pollinating Study

Cross-Pollinating Study

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Closed Captain

Closed Captain

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Doris S. Anderson 4 weeks ago

Seeing beneath the reality ~

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Brainchild

Brainchild

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Portrait Of Othello

Portrait Of Othello

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Portrait

Portrait

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Private Dissonance

Private Dissonance

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Her Story Cross

Her Story Cross

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A Stone’s Throw Away

A Stone’s Throw Away

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Doris S. Anderson 4 weeks ago

mummification ~ wrapped in reaching

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Identity Christ

Identity Christ

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Momentarylapse record in Time 2:58am

Momentarylapse
record
in Time
2:58am

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Doris S. Anderson 4 weeks ago

This one is real ~ not painted over a photograph!

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Identity

Identity

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Doris S. Anderson 4 weeks ago

We are so complex ~ this one shows many parts, and more are hidden

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Photo Copy

Photo Copy

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Doris S. Anderson 4 weeks ago

Why embellish a photograph?

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Preacher To The Choir

Preacher To The Choir

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