LEE MULCAHY
As a multi-disciplinary artist (largely oil on canvas, linen, and wood), my practice is an exploration into both colour and form.

Artistically, I am most heavily influenced by the writings of Sandra Bem Lipsitz, the New York school, minimalism and contemporary artists John McLaughlin and Ai Weiwei. I am drawn to “retired” post-industrial modernist or brutalist forms; however the ideas embedded in my work are spiritual. I am fascinated by the dichotomy between the two. In my attempt to represent beauty by reduction to colour and forms, my work references the principles of Classicism, the Bauhaus, and the modern or international style.

My present work, much of which explores territory formerly staked out by Imi Knoebel and Blinky Palermo, who additionally mined areas delved into by Piet Mondrian and Kasimir Malevich, by questioning accepted ascetic principles of symmetry, beauty and prevailing social value systems, attempts to create a contemplative composition for the viewer without the benefit of a guiding principle.