Piece description from the artist
Stemming from my need for growth, self-reflection and expression, my work is ultimately a tool for the public. I want to inspire people and make them feel; not just view my work as a reflection of me and as an aesthetic product, but to look deeper inside themselves. My art is open and honest; something I achieve by not holding back, rethinking, or covering anything up. I hope this purity encourages people to trust themselves and live their lives in the same way I make art, and to reflect upon their own human experience and condition.
Julian Lesser, born and raised in New York, received his BFA from New Paltz University with a concentration in painting. It was there that Lesser found his true voice and ability to capture his mind, consciousness and personality in the tangible form of paintings. In 2005 Lesser moved to New York City where he currently lives and works, creating art and exhibiting throughout the country. Lesser brings a love of color and exploration to his pieces, which also incorporate the energy and rush of the environments around him. Inspired by his own life and journey for truth and purpose, Lesser's work portrays the many facets of the human condition. By focusing on basic virtues Lesser's work breaks down walls and manages to transcend gender, sexuality and race, making his paintings accessible to the broad public.