“Painting is like composing music, it comes from the same place.”
-Lee Oskar, Painter and Musician
Lee Oskar (Denmark 1948)
Giclée on canvas – after the original painting of 2014*
18″ x 27″
*This work is a Giclée after the original painting. After personal discussions with Lee, he produced this piece for our Musicians As Artists show which we held in 2015 in an edition of only 1.
Some of you may know Lee Oskar as one of the founding members of the jam band WAR, who produced Gold and Platinum recording hits such as “Low Rider”, “Cisco Kid” and “Why Cant We Be Friends”. As art director, Lee was instrumental in creating WAR’s many album covers. After 15 years of exploring the solitary back roads and dramatic coastlines of the Pacific Northwest, Lee draws upon this extensive visual catalog of influences and experiences as a prominent force in bold, large format imagery characterizing his work.
Over the decades, Lee has explored a wide range of imagery, styles and techniques. Some of Lee’s early work, published in 1994 by Journey Editions, in a collection entitled “Musicians As Artists”, reflects a highly detailed, black and white, pen and ink drawing style, imaginatively transforming realistically rendered elements into abstractly surreal, organic forms.
*See our other giclée works by Lee!