David Lee Self-portrait decomposition series (3)

David Lee Self-portrait decomposition series (1)

David Lee Self-portrait decomposition series (2)

David Lee Self-portrait decomposition series (4)

David Lee Self-portrait decomposition series (5)

For New York based artist, David Lee, what began as a series of straightforward anatomical illustrations transcended into a deeper view of the human experience and what it means to live outside of the body.

I originally planned my series to be a more scientific view of humans, organized and divided into sterile diagrams. As I painted, I couldn’t help but to continue thinking about humans and their place in the universe, and as my perspective changed so did my work…as I believed that the human spirit transcended the physicality of the body, my work took on a more whimsical feeling. What stayed was the anatomical element as in both cases, the exposure of the inner human body became a symbol for honesty.