Rhys Lee’s (Australian, b. 1975) paintings are crash scenes of his graffiti past colliding with deep appreciation and respect for classical painting. Mixing his immediate approach with curiosity for technical and contextual exploration, the Australian artist is creating heavily textured works that carry scars of his resolute and vigorous mark-making. Filled with references to both graff iconography and most traditional tropes, the artist is frequently re-painting chosen composition in an effort to explore the ways it changes with a different technical approach or setup.