Lee Hadfield

Working in the north of England, for over 30 years, Lee creates impasto surfaces using a palette knife and washing technique, scribing the contours with a fine palette knife, creating movement and texture, and masking off areas to reveal the contrasting smooth lines.

The images contrast movement and texture reminiscent of natural forms – waves, fingerprints, and even invisible but imagined radio waves – with sharp machined lines and shapes that dissect and contain the field of vision, exploring the contrast between solid, immovable space and the flow of movement. 

“I’m always striving for that perfect balance between these two elements, creating harmony and disharmony simultaneously.”