Taiwan artist, Leland Lee, shares his perception of the world through his art. His vivid imagination opens up unique inner worlds whose brilliant colors and unassuming imagery seem to be brimming with positivity.
Leland Lee, Ocean, acrylic on canvas/paper.
Leland Lee, Any Time Love, acrylic on canvas.
“To be alive encompasses more than just a beating heart; one must take care to get to know the surrounding world, interact with it, and take in any responsive outcomes. One must try to experience and savor the world, while also focus on moving forward. The process of relationship building with reality give meaning to “being alive.” Leland must understand this quite well, because the joy of life is present in his art.” —Nanjo Fumio, Director of Mori Art Museum Tokyo, Japan
Leland Lee, Psalm 23, acrylic on canvas.
Taiwan artist, Leland Lee, is an internationally-exhibited artist who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 18 months. Lee developed an interest in art at an early age. Through his talent, hard work, and the love of his family, Lee has become a world class artist.
In 1999, the Los Angeles Times named him as one of their One Hundred Remarkable Kids. His work was featured at the Vatican’s international conference on autism in 2014. In 2014, he was selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in Taiwan. More recently, Lee collaborated with Yahal Technology Co. to develop the app Leland x Astoria, which allows users to view animations of the images in his paintings.
Read more of his inspiring story on his website: lelandlee.com.