Adam Lee references a wide range of sources in his enigmatic and intriguing canvases, including historical and colonial photography, biblical and mythical narratives, natural history and contemporary music, film and literature. His work also draws deeply from European painting traditions, with the artist occasionally citing influences – Kitaj, Bosch, Vuillard – in his titles. His paintings investigate aspects of the human condition in relation to ideas of temporal and supernatural worlds, with figures and landscapes seemingly captured in the process of forming before our eyes. Since 2015, Adam’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in venues in Melbourne and London. He has been named a finalist for The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, the Geeolong Contemporary Art Prize, the National Works on Paper Prize and The Churchie National Emerging Artist Award. As well as being an artist, Adam holds a PhD in philosophy from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.