The British Indian artist explores nature in global cities through this exhibition, ‘Lost in Color’
Solo show: June 3 – 20, 2023
Artist Reception: Saturday June 10, 2023, 11.00am-2.00PM (RSVP)
@ Visual Philosophy,
1065 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126
Gallery hours: By Appointment
Malti B Lee: Lost in Color is on view from June 3 through June 20, 2023 at Visual Philosophy Studios, San Jose, CA 95126.
Join the artist for the opening reception with live music and light refreshments on Saturday June 10, 2023, 11pm–2pm. Admission and parking are free.
Visual Philosophy Studios, San Jose CA, presents globe-trotting painter Malti B Lee (b. 1990, United Kingdom). On view from June 3 through June 20, 2023, this solo exhibition, Malti B Lee: Lost in Color, explores the fusion and contrast of nature in urban environments, transporting audiences across Europe, Asia and America.
More than 25 paintings will be exhibited together in this solo exhibition. These works reflect the experience of millions in urban settings across the globe where pockets of vibrant flowers are found against the backdrop of the city. Characteristically, paintings feature expressive flowers against vivid abstract backgrounds with line-drawn architectural details that anchor each painting to a specific city. Begun in 2022 after relocating to the United States, this collection is a window into Malti B Lee’s international past, working, living and travelling across the globe. “Each painting is inspired by somewhere I’ve been first-hand, there’s a story behind each one” shares the artist.
“Malti’s paintings have a vibrancy and intrigue that draw in audiences. From her choice of colours and subject matter, to the combination of techniques that she employs, her painting voice is distinct and distinguishable”, says DeeDee Hunt, Hunt & Gather Gallery owner. In a world where there is so much noise, these paintings create the space to transport audiences to a moment somewhere else. Lost in the city. Lost in nature. Lost in Color.
Malti B Lee Ph.D., local British Indian artist and arts administrator, has relished living, working and travelling internationally. Drawing on her experiences living and working across Europe, Asia and America, Malti explores the fusion and contrast of nature in urban landscapes through her paintings. Her artwork has been exhibited across Northern California and is held in public and private collections internationally. In 2023, Malti was commissioned by the City of San Ramon to produce a painting held in their public collection.