“Out of the Beyond” by Edward Lee

Bio: Edward Lee is an artist and writer from Ireland. His paintings and photography have been exhibited widely, while his poetry, short stories, non-fiction have been published in magazines in Ireland, England and America, including The Stinging Fly, Skylight 47, Acumen and Smiths Knoll.  He is currently working on two photography collections: ‘Lying Down With The Dead’ and ‘There Is A Beauty In Broken Things’. He also makes musical noise under the names Ayahuasca Collective, Lewis Milne, Orson Carroll, Blinded Architect, Lego Figures Fighting, and Pale Blond Boy. His blog/website can be found at https://edwardmlee.wordpress.com

Artist’s statement: I usually work with oil paints, but of late, due to various reasons, I have been creating digital paintings using Adobe Illustrator and Procreate. In my art I try to encapsulate the world as I see it and the emotions I experience in that seeing. I believe a painting, especially an abstract work, should allow the viewer to add their own experiences and emotions to it, in effect reshaping the painting for themselves.