Christien, Lee. Dewey Decimal System Mock up Illustration. 2014-15. Pins in illustration board. Brighton.

Lee Christien is a multidiscipline artist currently undertaking a Master degree in Sequential Design/Illustration in Brighton.

 

What’s your connection to Brighton and what do you dig about the city?
I’m currently studying for a Master degree in Sequential Design/Illustration at the University of Brighton.
I enjoy the excessive amount of public houses, music venues and vegetarian food outlets.

 

 

Can you briefly elaborate on your creative process, mediums used etc?
Over the last year I have had an uncomfortable but liberating epiphany about my creative practice. I had always thought that my ‘drawing’ would be the thing to carry my work. The idea that a ‘drawing’ or ‘drawings’ would be the final outcome of my research or creative process was fundamental to my creative identity.
My epiphany has been that ‘drawing’ rather than being the final product of my practice actually underpins my work.
This is a long winded way of saying that I use drawing as a medium to help me write stories. My writing describes the diagrams, tables, graphs, collages or drawings that I construct or assemble.

 

Christien, Lee. Durdle Door. 2014. Illustration. Dorset.

 

What are the themes running through your work?
Asking questions.

 

(above) Audio Union. Song for Ann Quin. 2014. Avant-garde sound project by Lee and Rob.

 

Any current/future projects you can share with us? Aspirations?
Hah!

 

Christien, Lee. Dewey Decimal System Mock up Illustration. 2014-15. Pins in illustration board. Brighton.

 

Five things inspiring you/your work right now:
1) The TV shows Four in a Bed and
2) Made in Chelsea.
3) Reiner Ruthenbeck’s current exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery.
4) Marion Fayolle’s illustration work.
5) Local concerts put on by Spinning Chilli gigs.

 

Christien, Lee. Sea sequence (page 5). 2013. Illustration. Brighton.
Christien, Lee. Boring Streets. 2014. Illustration. Brackelsham Bay.

 

Current guilty pleasure/s:
Eating kanda pohe for breakfast.

 

Obv, the greatest artist of all time is
…currently Kieran Devaney, because his writing in the book Deaf at Spiral Park can do no wrong.


Lee Christien contact:
Lee_Christien@live.co.uk

Audio Union sound project:
soundcloud.com/Audio-Union


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