The remarkable artwork of Rock and Roll singer Lee Mangan. This evocative experience provides the viewer with a celebration of life, the creativity of struggle and the struggle of creativity, as well as the bleak inevitability of failure and death.
Lee Mangan is an exhilarating, fresh, young instinctive talent who has opened shows to rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic and been described as:
Mangan has triumphed and exceeded the early humble beginnings of growing up on a rough council estate surrounded by violence and alcohol abuse to explode on the art scene nearly two years ago. Mangan's first exhibition came just six months after he decided to take up oil painting it was named The Art Of Culturephrenia after the 2004 album he made as lead singer of cult rock band Steranko, the exhibition opened in 2005 at The Montserrat Gallery, New York, to glowing reviews.
Mangan has obviated the often violent and self-destructive route associated with his early rearing, choosing instead to channel his immense energy into the act of creation. The Echoes of Disobedience reflects both this difficult childhood and the pain of the inevitable superficial social situations that musicians encounter, an environment where image matters, egos battle and drugs are de rigueur.
Mangan is a comic book obsessive and Influenced by comic book legend Al Columbia, commentators have likened his work to the seminal work of Francis Bacon, Egon Schiele and Edvard Munch, differing in its commentary by being contemporarily relevant and appealing directly to a satirical modern aesthetic.
Related website: www.echoes-of-disobedience.com