Neon-coloured tears of joy

Marie-Louise Schmidlin, Metal Magazine, October 9, 2023
When I look at Austin Lee's work, it feels as though I'm staring directly into the dilated pupils of life's complexity from inside the protective walls of a pink, padded cell. In his highly saturated, soft, and wobbly universe—in which humans, animals, and plants are all made of the same dough—Lee strips the world of its sharp edges while still acknowledging their existence.