Jaee Tee, an artist from Malaysia who is primarily self-taught ,work across a diverse range of mediums, including oil, acrylic, Chinese ink, charcoal and mixed media .Her work has been featured at notable international exhibitions, including the Carrousel Du Louvre in Paris, the Fondazione Luciana Matalon contemporary art museum in Milan, and The National Art Gallery of Maldives. Tee's artistry has also gained recognition through inclusion in the renowned publication "Atlas of Contemporary Art,”and she is described as an "accomplished and poetic artist" by Design Peak Asia. Additionally, she delved into an artistic collaboration with McLaren, the prestigious British luxury car manufacturer.Tee has also been nominated for prestigious awards like the Sovereign Asian Art Prize.and is proudly represented by Heritouch Gallery, with branches in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore.
As an artist deeply rooted in Oriental culture, I am fascinated by the mystical connection between nature, astrology, and spirituality inherent in Eastern traditions. My work is a odyssey that blends the rich heritage of Asian art with the dynamic influences of Western art. This fusion results in a distinctive visual language that embodies the harmony of tradition and contemporary innovation.
My approach to painting transcends the mere act of creating art; it is a meditative and performative journey. Embracing the Chinese ink concept of Xie Yi, my gestural strokes on the canvas focus on capturing the spirit rather than the precise details of my subjects. This method adds a conceptual depth to the vibrant hues of my palette, inviting viewers to experience and interpret the essence of my work.
I place immense value on the active engagement of viewers with my art. I encourage them to engage in dialogue, unravel new meanings, and explore diverse perspectives. My technique often involves blurring forms and presenting multiple viewpoints simultaneously, reminiscent of contemporary cubism. Some of my works are intentionally orientation-agnostic, offering additional layers of interpretive freedom. Each interaction with my art is designed to be a unique and timeless journey, reflecting the confluence of Eastern and Western aesthetics, past and present, on a singular canvas.
Through my art, I aspire to create a space where cultural dialogues converge, sparking curiosity and fostering a deeper appreciation of the rich tapestry of global artistic traditions. My artistic practice is a testament to the power of art in bridging worlds, transcending boundaries, and celebrating the diversity of human expression.