It is a great pleasure to officially announce that EYES IN™ Magazine Featured Creator, Lee Waisler, of Sundaram Tagore Gallery, will have his work exhibited at the 56th Venice Biennale at the Palazzo Grimani Museum. Congratulations, Lee!
EYES IN™ Magazine Featured Creator Lee Waisler was interviewed by Vivian Van Dijk for the December Edition of EYES IN™ Magazine digital platform. Vivian says, "Lee Waisler's strong lines in his artworks show so much power in the expression of the faces he portrays that, as an artist, Waisler must have such a strong vision of the characters he paints. I would describe Waisler as a strategic painter who knows from the start where his painting will go. That is a talent only a few artists possess. Also 'Not words, but deeds,' would be the best sub-title in each of his paintings. The combination of the colors and the relief are mind blowing, and make you realize that Waisler's iconic portraits will be remembered forever and show innovation in art history."
"I cannot but paint humanity." ~Lee Waisler
Among the constructed portraits of Los Angeles-based painter, Lee Waisler, are colorful images of iconic historical and cultural figures: Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein, Leonard Cohen, the Dalai Lama, Charlie Chaplin and Vincent Van Gogh. And while it would seem a tribute to modern culture, of progress and change, the careful viewer will see more than just a colorful and familiar face. Indeed, the artistic expression of Lee Waisler is a deep pool, his paintings a mirror in which to gaze and have his message of “the self” revealed.
Established in 2000, Sundaram Tagore Gallery is devoted to examining the exchange of ideas between Western and non-Western cultures. We focus on developing exhibitions and hosting not-for-profit events that encourage spiritual, social and aesthetic dialogues. In a world where communication is instant and cultures are colliding and melding as never before, our goal is to provide venues for art that transcend boundaries of all sorts. With alliances across the globe, our interest in cross-cultural exchange extends beyond the visual arts into many other disciplines, including poetry, literature, performance art, film and music.