Jaee Tee is a contemporary artist based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her passion and artistry can be found through her artwork. Using various mediums such as oil, acrylic, Chinese ink, charcoal and more, Jaee is able to use masterful techniques to express deep and meaningful thoughts. She is able to use impasto, make gestural marks and dribble paint in order to explore relationships between nature and humans. Her compositions often tell a story, and her experimentations on the canvas often reflect her daily preoccupations. This means that the subject or inspiration for her art is rather diverse, resulting in fresh, vivid and imaginative pieces.
While based in Kuala Lumpur, Jaee’s works explore and reflect a more universal sentiment, which is why collectors from overseas enjoy her work too. Her art has been showcased in places such as a contemporary art museum in Milan, Italy, as well as the National Art Gallery of the Maldives, just to name a few. Her work has been praised locally too, of course, with her latest local appearance being the CIMB Artober 2021, the Telur Pecah Exhibition at GMBB KL and the most recent Distant Horizon group exhibition at Sutra Foundation. Her work has been selected for the prestigious publication “Atlas of Contemporary Art” by De Agostini, curated by authoritative experts such as Achille Bonito Oliva. In Asia, she is represented by art galleries in Singapore and Malaysia. Her works are collected by private and corporate clients across the world.
“My work is filled with strong emotional content,” Jaee says in her artist statement. “Texture is my language. I lay it down in a dance with the surface and watch it take shape and form.” In the eyes of Jaee Tee, art is liberation. It allows for an honest, genuine and freeing sense of expressivity found nowhere else.”