Lee Welch – Artist
Lee Welch recently began making figurative paintings that aim to explore and negotiate the relationship between artist, subject and viewer. These paintings also deeply question images relating to ever-shifting human connections and the endless intricacies of looking. Notions of sensuality and self-disclosure are also parceled up in this work. Welch received his MFA at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. He was recently awarded a residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. His work has been featured in numerous institutions including Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan; Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane; CCA, Derry; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC), León, Spain. His paintings feature in public collections such as Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane; OPW and private collections. Welch was born in Kentucky, USA and lives and works in Cork and Dublin.
Berlin Opticians Gallery – presenting partner
Berlin Opticians Gallery presents and promotes the artists’ works by combining a scheduled programme of exhibitions available through online documentation with off-site physical exhibitions and projects in various unique spaces around Dublin.
Berlin Opticians was formed with the artists as the first priority. Mindful of the recurring closures of mid-tier galleries globally, and in response to a significant new trend, Berlin Opticians has decided to launch and operate without a physical gallery space. By doing so, the gallery is free to focus on nurturing the careers of individual artists in an ever-changing art market and ecosystem.