Details:

This painting uses luminous egg tempera paint to render a many-layered rock; the shadows and surrounding ground are illustrated in matte and velvety purples. Though anchored in realism, the artist greatly exaggerates the shapes and colors of the painting’s subject—transforming an interesting rock into a mystical talisman.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Hard

This painting uses luminous egg tempera paint to render a many-layered rock; the shadows and surrounding ground are illustrated in matte and velvety purples. Though anchored in realism, the artist greatly exaggerates the shapes and colors of the painting’s subject—transforming an interesting rock into a mystical talisman.

Lee Maxey’s paintings fixate on familiar domestic spaces, warping the mundane into queer emblems of a controlling and mystical world. The artist's works revel in a world of spiritual otherness that borders on paranoia, creating spaces that are open to multiple interpretations. The artist's religious upbringing, which she chose to leave, primed her to seek meaning from the ordinary. Maxey paints with egg tempera, an ancient medium that further connects her work to a long history of persuasion and beauty. 

Specs:

15 inches
18.75 inches

③ Artist:

Lee Maxey

Lee Maxey’s paintings fixate on familiar domestic spaces, warping the mundane into queer emblems of a controlling and mystical world. The artist paints with egg tempera, an ancient medium historically used for both persuasion and the creation of beauty. Drawing from her religious upbringing which she has since left, Maxey’s paintings revel in a world of spiritual otherness that borders on paranoia.

Lee Maxey:
Hard, 2022
Egg tempera on panel
18.8 × 15.0 inches /