Nard Lee

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Nard Lee – An Artist Who Makes Us Question Ourselves and the World

Nard Lee is an artist who forces us to look closer at ourselves and the world around us. His works, created through a unique combination of media, are heavily influenced by history, culture, and social issues. His thought-provoking art encourages us to question our beliefs and challenge the accepted narratives of the world, prompting us to think about how things should have been rather than how they may have been celebrated by history. Join us as we explore the work of Nard Lee, an artist who encourages us to reassess our view of the world.

Nard Lee is an acclaimed artist known for his intriguing artwork. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Lee was exposed to various cultures and perspectives from a young age. His upbringing in the Southeast area of the city significantly influenced his art, as he uses this as a platform to explore unsolved questions regarding racial inequity, class, politics, and religion.

Nard Lee – Top Featured Artist.

“I’m Afraid of America Redux” by Nard Lee.

Lee has always been aware of how the outside world views people who look like him, and his work reflects this. He wants to challenge conventional notions of beauty and power by celebrating diversity and recognizing the beauty that comes with it. His pieces are often emotionally charged, touching on oppression, civil rights, and social justice. He creates powerful images that encourage us to think more deeply about the world around us.

Nard Lee’s artwork often centers around the idea of contrast. He creates beautiful and challenging works, producing complex art that can be appreciated in many different ways. To achieve this, he uses a combination of materials in each piece.

Acrylic paints are Lee’s primary choice of medium. He applies the paint with bold brushstrokes and texture to create a strong visual contrast. He also incorporates oil pastels into pieces, which offer a softer contrast against the bold acrylics.

Chalk is another popular medium used by Lee. This allows him to create lighter tones and line work, which gives his pieces further complexity. Chalk is also used to develop a sense of movement in the work and emphasize certain composition elements.

“Solitude” by Nard Lee.

“Certificate of Birth aka DOA” by Nard Lee.

The combination of these mediums within Lee’s artwork creates a unique and dynamic visual language. The intensity and contrast of the materials used are integral to the artwork’s message, allowing Lee to explore ideas of duality, loss, and hope. His powerfully expressive art showcases bold strokes, words, letters, and many other elements that help him get his message across. In addition, the texture of his works is often intentionally left visible to express a certain feeling or emotion. Using these materials and techniques, Nard Lee creates visually captivating artworks.

Nard Lee begins his creative process with a question he can’t answer based on what was previously believed to be fact. He starts with bold, broad strokes that begin to gather detail as he progresses, always focused on the question that he can’t answer. This allows him to look at things from a unique perspective and challenge the status quo.

When he feels that the piece is close to complete, he starts over with his own beliefs of the truth, working through the details until it is complete. Finally, he uses a combination of acrylic, chalk, and oil pastel within his artwork to accurately capture the message he is trying to convey.

Ultimately, Nard Lee hopes that his artwork will make people think about themselves and their world in a different light. By challenging the accepted narrative, he aims to reveal the truth that often lies beneath it. As a result, his works are powerful and stimulating and sure to leave you pondering your beliefs.

Nard Lee’s artwork is dynamic and ever-changing. He is constantly pushing himself to develop new techniques and explore new themes. As he continues to evolve his art and broaden his reach, it will be exciting to see how Nard Lee’s work affects our view of ourselves and the world around us.

Nard Lee

Viviana Puello
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Written by Viviana Puello

Viviana is a Colombo-American Artist, Curator, Writer and Advocate for the arts. Founder of Vivid Arts Network, Create 4 Peace, Artists For A Green Planet, Author of the book “Just Be Inspired,” and an awardwinning director and producer. Viviana Puello founded ArtTour International Magazine in 2011. Since then, she has served as the CEO, Editor-in-Chief, and the face for ArtTour International Magazine.
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