Petronilla Silver - Irene Lees

Irene Lees

Twice selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize (2005/2007). Monochrome hand-written text creates images of corsets, iguanas, pots. Irene is fixated with ideas of entrapment, literal and metaphorical. Recent work composed of her close knit text is inspired by Turner Prize artists: Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry, Chris Ofili and Tracey Emin.

<p>Irene Lees <em>Fear Debilitates Love Enriches</em> 2017<br />Handwritten ink on paper 72 x 53 cm</p>

Irene Lees Fear Debilitates Love Enriches 2017
Handwritten ink on paper 72 x 53 cm

<p>Irene Lees <em>Before the Music Stopped</em> 2017 <br />Hand written ink text 54 x 90 cm</p>

Irene Lees Before the Music Stopped 2017
Hand written ink text 54 x 90 cm

<p><span>Irene Lees </span><em>A Mother’s Despair (from Boko Haram series)  </em><span>2017 </span><span>Handwritten text ink on paper 71 x 53 cm</span></p>

Irene Lees A Mother’s Despair (from Boko Haram series)  2017 Handwritten text ink on paper 71 x 53 cm

<p>Irene Lees <em>Endangered Species - Guantanamo Bay </em>(detail) 2009 Handwritten text on paper 74 x 55 cm</p>

Irene Lees Endangered Species - Guantanamo Bay (detail) 2009 Handwritten text on paper 74 x 55 cm

<p>Irene Lees <em>Straight Laced</em><span> Handwritten text on paper 74 x 55 cm</span></p>

Irene Lees Straight Laced Handwritten text on paper 74 x 55 cm

<p>Irene Lees <em>Straight Laced </em><span>(detail) Handwritten text on paper 74 x 55 cm</span></p>

Irene Lees Straight Laced (detail) Handwritten text on paper 74 x 55 cm