Monday, December 10, 2007

STRIHS EBYAM

Monday, December 03, 2007

TSIL SAM-X

If anyone is looking to get me something for Christmas, I would really like a giant object made from fiberglass, preferably in the shape of food or an animal. Like the 10 foot long chili at Chili's, except not a chili. Something different to fill a pending void in my stairwell.


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

AIR OF GROWN-UP SKATE PUNK

We did an interview for an article that is in the current City Paper. You can click the cover to read it online:


Thursday, July 19, 2007

SCIENCE


I was on a kick, where I wanted to paint iconic worms on top of some of my more expressive work, but people seem to only see them as dicks. Usually, I wouldn't let that phase me, but now, I see dicks too. This should be the last of worms for a while.



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Monday, June 25, 2007

PROVERBIAL KNIVES


48" x 50" Acrylic and marker on canvas (sold), with a detail from the bottom left. I mean, right:

It's about delicate brains hanging by proverbial strings above figurative kitchen knives, inspired by a call I received from the mental hospital. Did I mention it's 48" x 50"? It's much bigger than my laptop.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

THROWBACKS

Here are some paintings from back in the day (circa '99 '00 when the World Trade Center was still buildings), that I found floating around the web. Click the picture to view a larger version of each, with lots of squirley little detail.

RUMINATIONS (sold)
30" x 42" acrylic and marker on canvas.

WISH
30" x 42" acrylic and marker on canvas.

RIDE
45" x 30" acrylic and marker on canvas.


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Saturday, June 02, 2007

HORDAK RULES!

1. Where was the last place you had a romantic dinner?
Bob Evans

2. Do you regret losing your virginity to who you lost it to?
I will let you know.

3. If you could go back and change one thing what would it be?
I would divert the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs so the Preakness could be run on cerapods.

4. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A cerapod-jockey.

5. What do you really want to be doing right now?
Filling out an online survey.

6. Why did you choose the shirt that you have on right now?
It has two arm-holes and a neck-hole, just how I like.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character?
Hordak

8. Favorite thing to do at night with a girl/guy?
Read.

9. When did you first start feeling old?
Around twelve.

10. What do you get every time you go into Sam's Club?
Irritated.

11. Favorite guilty pleasure?
Extra-virgin prairie dog oil

12. Favorite movie you wouldn't want anyone to find out about?
Seabolt Does Aberdeen

13. Worst relationship mistake that you wish you could take back?
Drinking raw eggs through a beer funnel.

14. What famous person would you like to have dinner with?
The guy that created Hordak.

15. Have you ever had to use a fire extinguisher for its intended purpose?
If you mean spraying people at the library, than yes.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

JUXTAPOZ.COM READER ART

This piece is currently featured in the Reader's Art section of Juxtapoz Magazines website. Thank you Juxtapoz Magazine. You can see it here along with peoples comments, like: "The rest kind of really suck", "super green" and "bad art... is represented well here". YES! I've finally made it! My work is mildly irritating people all over the world!

I created this on a legal pad in a meeting at my real job and added some color with my computer.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

10,005






10,005
These are all details of the same painting, 32" x 44" Acrylic, markers and spraypaint on canvas. This was really just an experiment with spraypaint and water that I will incorporate in my more structured pieces.

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Sunday, April 15, 2007

MONOCHROMATIC


GIVE MY NIGHTMARES LEGS
48" x 56" Acrylic and charcoal on canvas.



BROKEN TOYS
42" x 54" Acrylic, charcoal and marker on canvas.



INSOMNIA
32" x 44" Acrylic, charcoal and marker on canvas.

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CHROMATIC


FEW DOGS (sold)
40" x 56" Acrylic and marker on canvas.

PBL (sold)
30" x 42" Acrylic and marker on canvas.

ALIEN AUTOPSY (sold)
30" x 42" Acrylic and marker on canvas.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

SNUTTOCKALYPSE NOW


SNUTTOCK
I was commissioned to create the logo, cd cover, print ads, stickers, postcards and a website, for the synth/industrial band Snuttock's premier album release. I began the letters that appear in this logo as a wood carving then scanned them into my computer. The ads I designed have run in publications on four continents. They're especially popular in Germany, were magazine reviews have mentioned my artwork. You can see (and hear) more at SNUTTOCK.COM.

I am currently working on the artwork for their follow up album and should have some previews here soon.

These images ™ & © Bryan Lee and Snuttock.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

CAVE & SKY


THE CAVE
36" x 52" acrylic and markers on canvas. It's either about the isolation of our modern electronic culture or homage to the episode of Scooby Doo where Don Knotts played the security guard, I forget which.


FALLEN SKY
52" x 72" 200 acrylic, marker and sweat on canvas. This was inspired by documentary footage of a shop owner during the LA riots.


HAVE IT
30" x 42" Acrylic on canvas. This piece from 1998 represents when I started to explore jagged-toothed-muppet characters (before that was cool.) A few people might also recognize this face which was used on t-shirts for the band Compression.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

LOGOS

2011 UPDATED LOGO WORK IN THIS FLICKR SET!


BALTIMORE HOUNDS
I designed the logo and jerseys for my roller hockey team the Baltimore Hounds. The league commissioner, forced us to shorten the original team name to just the 'Hounds' from something more inappropriate and fun.


BALTIMORE ICEMEN
I designed this for my ice hockey team to replace the tired Lurch-looking caveman the league gave us. Finally in production in 2008.


SILK DRAGON
This commission was for a Towson area kung-fu school, Silk Dragon Chinese Martial Arts. I tried many different color-schemes and learned that dragons of different colors sometimes represent peculiar traits in Chinese culture. The green one was quickly shot down for something to do with pubic hair? The school uses the logo on everything from banners, to shirts and the certificates that accompany advancement to the next belt.

SCI FI


My first attempt at sequential art shows my space pirate interpretation of Winnie the Pooh and Piglet. I am a complete dork.



These three were done completely digitally, no scanning or thumbnail sketches, all wacom tablet and photoshop.



These were scanned drawings, colored in the computer.

9001







These are some details from a canvas I'm working on. I applied water and spray paint to wet acrylics and it got pretty interesting.

You can see glimpses of the finished piece over my shoulder in this clip from the second of two episodes that were taped in February for my friend Dave's show on Bowie Comcast Channel 77. If you can get through the 10 minute intro featuring everyone that lives in Bowie, the show gets kind of funny. You can also find Episode 1: The Phantom Menace and the 2 episodes we taped in October featuring more of my art and bad stories, if you do a Google Video Search (or ask me for the links.) Enjoy?:




Ferbuary 9th GREEN LIGHT Episode 2: Attack of the Clones
First Bowie, then the world.

TENTACLES




ultra helmet


mixed signals

These pieces started as some squid paintings that I made in a feverish few hours on my back porch... in the dark. I had not worked with acrylics in a while and wanted to do something quick and loose to get back into it. I also felt that my portfolio was severely lacking in hot pink. I recently reworked them to include a few layers of scrawl, imagery and a return to some painterly brush work. Each is 30" x 40" acrylic and marker on canvas.

BACKGROUND TILES


snabbits, september'06


skullpaper, october '06


vampire pansies, august '06

I created these pieces on the computer from scanned ink drawings, experimenting with tiles that line up on all sides so they repeat indefinitely. Right click and set as background to see how they fit together and to irritate your co-workers.

SKETCHES


Here are some of my sketchbooks from over the years, arranged neatly on the studio floor.