about the artist
Denis Hilton Lees lives and works from his studio in a sleepy farming town in the middle of South Africa, Reitz.
His paintings are a blend of gel, acrylic and oil paint on stretched canvas.
Conceptually, he combines complex abstraction with minimal realism, often including an observant human figure.
"Even the most realistic observations are still abstract expressions of the self."
A painting of any object is still not that object, but an image that somewhat represents the object... and therefore should be available to interpretation by the viewer.
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”