Jim Lee

Untitled (Cream Tone #6), 2015

Jim Lee (American, born 1970), Untitled (Cream Tone #6), 2015, Flashe paint on linen over wood, 68 x 48 x 9 in. Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, 2015.12.

In dialogue with postwar art movements, including Minimalism, Jim Lee’s art subtly finesses the line between objecthood and the materials he employs, drawing attention to the matter of the thing itself. As art critic Nora Griffin observed: “There is an appealing material equality in paintings that merge the roughness of stitched and stapled fabric with delicate passages of oil paint and attention to support structures.”