Details:

In this work, blue figures lean on tan-colored figures in postures of care and interdependence. The artist is driven by a longing to feel at home, with painting serving as a temporary shelter—a kind of happy place where she can conceal herself.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

The Mud Bath

This work depicts a group of nude female figures; the blue figure on the left is visibly pregnant. A pair of blue figures lean on a pair of tan-colored figures in postures of care and interdependence. In the background, a blue tree grows into a red sky. The artist is driven by a longing to feel at home, with painting creating a temporary shelter—a kind of happy place where she can conceal herself. Lee's work explores themes of fertility and motherhood, as well as the artist's ongoing battle with melancholy. Lee's compositions evoke a place where life blossoms, oftentimes in the shape of a pregnant woman flanked by animals that act as guides into motherhood.

Specs:

25.5 inches
20 inches

③ Artist:

Mickey Lee

For Mickey Lee, the act of painting acts as a place where she can conceal herself, with work functioning as a temporary shelter. The artist is driven by a longing to feel at home, and her work explores fertility, motherhood, lust, desire and an on-going battle with melancholy. Lee’s paintings evoke a place where life blossoms, oftentimes in the shape of a pregnant woman flanked by animals that act as guides into motherhood.

Mickey Lee:
The Mud Bath, 2022
Pastel on paper
20.0 × 25.5 inches /