iPad Pro , 10min - quick sketch
Got me a point and shoot!!! + Gianni Lee Studio denim....
I SOLD OUT! Thanks to everyone who stopped by @kitsune and picked up a copy of my first art book. We sold them all out , I’m really sorry to all the amazing people that came out and couldn’t get one. Maybe I should make some available online to the people who couldn’t cop? Comment below if you still would like to get a copy. Photos: #dvinci
Gianni Lee x Coach Passport Cases ( super limited ). Go now before they’re gone. Coach tapped me to design something for their signature collection. I felt the best way was for me leverage my fascination with the dark and futuristic against their timeless motif. I took the hands of my ancestral blue characters and juxtaposed them with this flower aesthetic I use from time to time in my paintings. As with all collaborations the challenge is also the beauty in making two TOTALLY different worlds work together. Now you can travel with my art on you. GO NOW, before I buy them all my self and triple the price on EBAY.
I gotta love me, so I can love you.
One a sketch a day. I’ve been painting so much , painting so many things otherworldly that I’ve decided to dedicate my time to drawing more things of this world. I believe in balance , and I want to be on earth as much as I love being off this planet. ONE SKETCH A DAY, real people , real environments , all US. I’m going to dive into exteriors, landscapes , architecture , animals as well as people. I think I’m on day 6 right now.
Who is copping?
WOW! I’m releasing my first art book. Thursday July 25th, Maison Kitsuné is pleased to invite you to Gianni Lee “A Collection of Works and Photos “ book signing. 5PM - 7PM Entry upon RSVP ( link in my bio ) Maison Kitsuné Lafayette 248 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012, USA The book will be featuring a selection of my Un-released photography, paintings and drawings captured during my recent travels.
Interiors in progress.
I’ve learned to except that half of my life will be spent indoors making things. I never wanted to be a recluse , I like being outside, but these projects have to get done. I’ve learned to accept the solitude. Film via @basttian_89
😳🤯🤯🤯 , y’all too damn smart. This is beautiful.
TERMINATÉ - Gianni Lee - 2019
A few weeks ago I led and taught of class of creatives in a program called #niteschool with @adidasla. The course was broken into 3 classes where I shared my experiences in the art world with a super diverse group of creatives in the LA area. The course culminated with us all collaborating on a mural on an ice cream truck. I never really looked at myself as a teacher or instructor I always hoarded what I’ve learned in this short amount of time myself and I’ll never do that again. Community is needed in the art world and beyond , and programs like this show just how important and therapeutic art can be. I would tell my class all the time “I’m not your teacher” if anything I learned from them and their experiences as much as they learned from me. Many of the students never painted a mural or anything on this scale a day in their life , we were thrown into the fire and we came out un-burned. Need more programs like this all over the world.
Skeletal Animation 002 - c/o @episode_of_drama // 535 Grand Ave Brooklyn, NY 11238 // where would you want to see the skeletons next?
Woah, who else has my work tatted on them?
Y’all gonna get this Gemini energy!! Today I celebrate the day God decided to pull my black ass into the matrix. This is a special birthday for me, I’m finally able to do all the creative things I used to dream of as a kid. I’m blessed and I appreciate all the love , energy and support you all have been sending me , beyond my birthday. I’m living proof of so many things , and I hope you all know not not a day went by on this earth where I ain’t lived it to the fullest. Here is to many more 🍄🍄🍄
LA! I’m taking over the Adidas Melrose store this Saturday and you are all invited. RSVP link in Bio. I brought @uniiqu3music to handle the music curation!
😍😍😍🤷🏾♂️, shout out my black women!!!! Its few other races in there though. It’s all about representation .....WE MULTI CULTURAL OVER HERE.
I recently collaborated with @ubiqlife for a capsule collection that celebrates heritage and lineage within art. Using Ubiq’s slogan “The World Over” as my inspiration , I designed a capsule that chronicles my travels over the world in the past year. The apparel launches Friday - 5PM, May 31st at Ubiq Philly along side the debut of my new art exhibition “THE ART OF WAR: ARCHIVE” on the second floor. LOOKBOOK CREDITS: Photographer: @blackkaiju Creative Direction + Styling: @shabakaaa Art Direction: @GianniLee
All you have to do is supply your roof and I’ll come embellish it... New York City what’s good? Who has a roof for me? And food....DM ME PICTURES OF YOUR ROOF.... also if you want to catch this wall... take the M or F into Brooklyn. You can catch it on the right side , going towards Marcy.
Stealing hearts.....taking spots 🤷🏿♂️
The conversation and the narrative needs changing. I’m here to fuck shit up. Delivered on film via @aaron.babylon
Art in the hood wit it - "Falling" Gianni Lee - 2017 C/o @saveartspace Location: 1082 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn (Flatbush Ave & Cortelyou Rd) Curator: Elise R. Peterson (@eliserpeterson). Saveartspace transforms advertisement space into Public Art by the local community! You can find out more about their initiatives and me at saveartspace.org/giannilee.
“IT NEVER RAINS IN FLINT , MICHIGAN” Gianni Lee - 2019 // Acrylic , Spray-paint and Oil Pastel on Wood. 10ft.
Los Angeles , Tonight is going to be an action movie. I’m on at 11:30. I have a few spots left. DM me.
@kanyaiwana shot me for @farfetch Documenting my personal style as I create. I wear what feels right and makes a statement + I wear things I wouldn’t mind getting paint on, which is everything. My style is inspired by environments. The color that invades them , the climate and the architecture. That in itself is the true definition of personal style, borrowing from the subjects and environments around you, letting that move and shape your aesthetic. I worked with @farfetch to come up with an edit of things I like to wear. Check it out on farfetch.com #withfarfetch
Dua Lipa for Gianni Lee Studio. Drop a 🤷🏾♂️🤷🏼♂️🤷🏽♂️🤷🏾♀️🤷🏻♀️🤷🏼♀️ if you want one.
I told myself last year “Gianni , stay your ass in the house” and I sat there alone and made something new almost everyday. That’s the story. Link in Bio.
( this John Mayer cameo though ) My biggest skeletal installation to date for @thegr8khalid , main stage Coachella. Thank you to Khalid and the whole @righthandco for bringing me into their vision for the visual roll out of this album. All of this started in and materialized through a simple text thread....no crazy / stuffy meetings just a few creatives with a shared vision. 💪🏾💪🏾 - Untitled , Gianni Lee 2019
Gianni for Perry Ellis America. #perryellisamerica #ad
Wearable signed works.. totally free now. 7300 w. Beverly Blvd.
“IT NEVER RAINS IN FLINT , MICHIGAN” Gianni Lee - 2019 // Acrylic , Spray-paint and Oil Pastel on Wood. 10ft. On display at @tinyroomforelephants festival April 19 - 21 in Philadelphia at Cherry St. Pier. // I was just in Paris and it hurt me to see such a historic piece of history go up in flames , but it also hurt me to see how fast money was donated to Paris while black churches burn in America and Flint, Michigan still does not have clean drinking water.
My first billboard in New York. April 29
Back in the studio. Paris was amazing , of course I caught some inspo , but it’s time to get back in the lab.
I remember when them niggas all laughed at me. Portfolios, now they all bring their apps to me.
For a certain artist , I’m geeked.
When we all get buried what will you leave behind? On Film via @_kidwzrd_
Caught in the act. Photo: Harlen Kin
Life imitates art, imitating life, imitating the art that imitates life? Inception?