Anthony Lee is a muralist, illustrator and signage artist who came to Detroit after growing up in the suburbs surrounding the city. Attracted to the people, their soul, and the raw enduring spirit, he is dedicated to work with local and corporate businesses to bring life to spaces, help his community and promote the urban revitalization. However not limited to only Detroit, his murals have extended out of the country as well in cafes, restaurants, schools, stores, and many more.
Anthony, who was included in the Cycle 8 show at the Redbull House of Art, produces illustrative paintings depicting a post apocalyptic world populated by a variety of different robots searching for a new way of life. The work’s sense of loss and abandoned industrial imagery echoes the feeling of parts of the city, as does the sense of new hope and self-determination in finding solutions. When asked what he liked about the city, and why he is invested Anthony said without pause, “Many artists understand each other, because we all know we can’t really get far without one another.”