April Lee — Recent Works
Posted on September 13, 2012
April Lee combines a precise technique and a love of intricacy with unsettling, surreal subject matter.
I’m a multidisciplinary Los Angeles-based designer who combines a precise technique and a love of intricacy with unsettling, surreal subject matter.
FEMININITY is a circular, laser-cut and coptic-bound book containing some of my favorite works about female gender roles, the way that biological females must act on the societal stage. The use of the symbolic circle presented a challenge in both design and craft — no easy grids for layout, and no simple squaring and cutting of pages, while the content has enormous personal value for me.
GUERNICA is a photographic recreation of individual elements of Pablo Picasso’s 1937 painting Guernica, depicting the bombing of a village during the Spanish Civil War. I was interested in the painting’s balance of abstraction and extreme human expression, as well as further fragmenting an already highly fragmented Cubist composition and scaling down a massive (25-foot-wide) painting to a screen-sized image.
THIS MEANS WAR is a poster, another example of my graphic design work.