As a Malaysian-born, US-educated artist based in Brooklyn, New York, I am deeply inspired by the interplay between architecture, design and society. My training in architecture has taught me to appreciate the balance between form and function, while my experiences as a Malaysian-American have influenced my perspective on cultural identity and societal issues.
My art often incorporates elements of culture and the built environment, creating a dialogue between the organic and the constructed to draw attention to the complex relationship between humans and their surroundings.
As an artist, I am constantly pushing myself to experiment with new materials and techniques, to push boundaries and challenge the viewer's perceptions. I believe that art has the power to evoke emotion, spark conversation, and inspire change, and I am committed to using my platform as an artist to engage in meaningful dialogue and promote positive social impact.
Overall, my work seeks to bridge the gap between art and architecture, offering a unique perspective on the intersection between the two fields. Through my art, I hope to inspire curiosity, reflection, and a deeper understanding of the world around us.
Chandle is a Malaysian-born artist with a diverse cultural and linguistic background, speaking Malay, English , Mandarin, Cantonese, and Hakka. He graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan with a Masters in Architecture degree after earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University. While attending graduate school at the University of Michigan, Lee was awarded a teaching assistant scholarship where he taught architecture drawing and rendering classes. Lee also taught architectural design and rendering at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco while practicing architecture in San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, and Shanghai, China.
In 2005, Lee moved to New York City, where he discovered a newfound passion for art. His expertise in design and architecture graphic rendering skills allowed him to smoothly transition into painting. Lee honed his painting skills at the Art Students League of New York and has since become an active participant in the vibrant New York art scene.