Dorothy Circus Rome is excited to announce its latest focus show featuring Hong Kong street artist, Jane Lee, better known as Messy Desk. Lee's vibrant and colorful canvases are inhabited by pop and cartoonish creatures that transport the viewer inside a video game-like experience. The works are full of hidden treasures waiting to be discovered by the viewer, creating an adventure full of excitement and wonder.
Originally from Hong Kong, Jane Lee is an illustrator and comic artist. She received her higher diploma in Graphic Information Design at the Hong Kong Design Institute in 2010 and later joined the “Discovery Scholarship” Program by the Institut d’Études Supérieures des Arts in Paris in 2011. Her time in France has influenced her illustrations, which recall the style of European bandes dessinées. Her works are populated with natural elements and colorful, humanized animals, each one depicting a detailed, dense and explosive narrative.
Messy Desk's unique style has been recognized internationally. She was invited by Na Edition to attend one of the biggest comics festivals where she received an award as an up-and-coming comic artist. Her works have been exhibited in France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and other parts of Europe since 2009. Now, for the first time, Messy Desk exhibits her work at the Dorothy Circus Gallery.