A talented artist working in illustration, print, sound and installation.
Justin has a unique drawing style and his stories and illustrations mainly feature himself as the main character. In addition to drawing he has a keen interest in watching animations, especially Pixar and Aardman animations, which are a huge influence in his work. Justin had success with his artwork from a young age, gaining a commission from Children in Need in 2012 to make Terry Wogan’s 70th birthday card and having his artwork shown as a backdrop to rock band ‘Inspiral Carpet’ gigs.
More recently Justin was commissioned by Manchester City Council during the 2020 lockdown to create a comic strip about his pandemic experience to share with people. He titled it, ‘An Ordinary But Artistic Young Man Vs. The Lockdown’ and you can read it here.
Justin’s most recent commission is with Bounceback Food, a charity fighting food poverty. Their fundraising recipe book, ‘Secret Dishes From Around the World 3‘, features Justin’s artwork.
Justin has his own website where you can view more of his latest work and read his blog: justinplees.com
You’ll also find his podcast on his website, where you can hear him talk about his work and exhibitions he’s visited.
Justin Lees's exhibitions and events
- Until It Looks Like This 17th Oct 2022
- The Behold! Room 9th Apr 2022
- You Can’t Stop Us! 20th Mar 2022
- Completely a Hustling Place 31st Dec 2021
- Cordially Invited IV 30th Nov 2021
20:20 Print Exchange, Hot Bed Press
The Art of Nature
My art is mostly about me as a character, besides anything that comes from my imagination!
VA Collectives | Narratives
Bonington Gallery, Dryden St, Nottingham, NG1 4GG.
30th Nov 2023 - 30th Nov 2023
Abundance | London
V.O Curations, 56 Conduit St, London, W1S 2YZ.
5th Dec 2023 - 10th Dec 2023
Horace Lindezey & Eamonn Canniffe: Manchester Memories
Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt Street, Manchester M15 4GB.
23rd Nov 2023 - 23rd Nov 2023
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