Sculptor Rob Lee

 Sculptor Rob Lee

Rob Lee is a sculptor and maker of specialist props for the film industry.

Sculptor Rob Lee creates sculptures that are a very personal and have a direct response to the ever-more complex reality of contemporary life.

Working with a wide variety of materials, and using various sculptural techniques, sculptor Rob Lee fuses unlikely elements together to create 3D collages that are thought provoking but also playful. The human figure is the main vehicle for Lee’s ideas and the fact that some sculptures are more robot that human is not accidental. The robotic/mechanical nature of the sculpture is occasionally highlighted by the use of subtle movements from concealed electric motors, and the use of lights, which imbue the pieces with life.

Extensive experience in sculpture and prop making for film, TV, theatre and museums.

National and International solo sculpture exhibitions and group shows. My sculptures are in many private collections, including Gloria Von Thurn und Taxis, and (the artist formally known as) ‘Prince’.

Group Exhibitions: Space Invaders, Colchester Art Centre, April 1982, with Jeremy Blanks & Mark Wallinger. Haus Der Kunst, Munich, Oct 1986, with Mutoid Waste Company. Rouen, France, Nov 1987. Portobello Contemporary Art Fair, April 1988 & 89. Horticultural Halls, London, May 1988. Time Out Live, Olympia, London, June 1988. Meard St. Gallery, Soho, London March 1991. Jonathon Auerbach & Annie Luce Gallery, New York April 1991. Smiths Gallery, Soho, June 1991. Ravensdale Gallery, Soho, London Sept 1991. Blast From The Past, Minories Gallery, Colchester, Aug 1992. Trash Is Treasure, Kingly St, Soho, London, April 1993. Found Formed & Fabricated, Pam Schomberg Gallery, Colchester, Sept 1993. Kiss, Gallery K, Hampstead, London, Feb 1995. Kiss VI, Gallery K, Feb 1998. Royal College of Art, Dec 1998 (In aid of the Atlee Foundation). Parliament of Monsters, 93 Feet East, Brick Lane, London March 2005

Solo Shows: Minories Gallery, Colchester, June 1983. On The Brink, Crucial Gallery, London, June 1986. Naked, Crucial Gallery, London, June 1987. Ravensdale Gallery, London, July 1990. Minories Gallery, Colchester, Jan 1991. No Apology For Technology, Kingly St Gallery, Soho, London June 1994 (Curated by Robin Dutt)

Work in Private Collections: Robin Dutt; James Birch; Grey Jolliffe; Denis Bowen; Dr. Giovanni Tuilli; Jonathon Auerbach & Annie Luce; Princess Gloria Von Thurn und Taxis; Prince Rogers Nelson, otherwise known as ‘Prince’.

Worked on many major films — Batman (Tim Burton); Star Wars Episode 1; Gladiator; Sleepy Hollow; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Spy Game, and many more.
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