Austin Lee: Nothing Personal

Austin Lee, Me and My Dad, 2015, flashe acrylic on canvas, 72 x 92 inches (court
Austin Lee, Me and My Dad, 2015, flashe acrylic on canvas, 72 x 92 inches (courtesy of Postmasters Gallery)

Viktor Witkowski reviews Austin Lee: Nothing Personal at Postmasters Gallery, New York, on view through December 5, 2015.

Witkowski writes: "Even though many reviews have focused on Lee’s translation of the digital (tablet) into the analog (acrylic on canvas), Nothing Personal is also a study of portraiture and its role within contemporary painting." He concludes that in Lee's work: "What we are given to work with is never complete and always evolving - in other words, these three paintings demonstrate that beyond their smooth surface lies a more profound and less articulated space, where things human reverberate contingently through paint."