April 22 2013

A Master Photo-Realist Sketches His Deadly Friends

New York-Graphic of the Day

Deadly Friends (Trusty), from L.A. artist Patrick Lee’s sublime new show of photo-realistic graphite drawings of hard-luck dudes opening at the Ameringer McEnery Yoho gallery this Thursday, April 25th. Lee approaches his world-weary subjects on the streets of Southern California, photographs them for reference, then spends months painstakingly rendering their every tat, pore and scar. The resulting portraits are raw, unsettling and utterly mesmerizing.

Patrick Lee
Opening Reception, 6-8 PM
Ameringer McEnery Yoho
525 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

Here's another one, Deadly Friends (Green Eyes), just because ...