Malti B Lee

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Neighborhood: South Bay

I paint expressive flowers against abstract backgrounds, punctuated with architectural detail from across cities and cultures. My works are studies of the fusion between natural and urban environments, told through a carefully balanced construction of colour, texture and form. Having lived exclusively in the hustle and bustle of metropolitan cities, pockets of vibrant flowers against the urban landscape have always brought me moments of joy, calmness and reflection. I paint to share these experiences with my audience.
My works explore these ideas through floral and historical architectural motifs, individually and blended together. I leverage my experiences across the US, Europe and Asia to create a narrative for each piece before putting brush to canvas. Then, I create expressive and rhythmic abstract backgrounds that capture the energy and emotion of the city, layering in elements of nature to tell my story. I create a moment for my audience to pause and notice the beauty in the world around them.