Lee Blattmann - Biography.
From an early age Lee was able to wield the tools of metal fabrication. Growing up in the family sheet metal factory in Western Australia, he spent many weekends creating sculptures from the contents of the scrap metal bins.

Ultimately his mechanical design abilities led him to a career in Industrial Design where his artistic and creative side sought expression in the development of many outstanding products - some being recipients of the coveted “Australian Design Award”. During this period he moved to Sydney, launched and managed his own design company for 18 years, was an active member of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA), served as a Councillor with the Australian Academy of Design (AAD) and was a consultant panellist for the Australian Design Awards (ADA). Throughout this time Lee continued his sculptural pursuits but rarely exhibited.

In 2004, Lee and his family moved to Chicago, a city renowned for its public art and blues music. Through his friendship with Stephen Mueller, an established painter and sculptor in Chicago, Lee was immersed in the world of contemporary art and in particular metal sculpture on a grand scale. He found an outlet for his reignited passion through the Evanston Art Center’s metal sculpture school and practiced under Matt Runfola whilst there. After three years Lee and his family moved back to Sydney.

Metal prevails as Lee’s choice of medium, combining simple elemental pieces together to create a living whole. More recently he has focused on works combining identical or closely related pieces using simple but pure forms. The combination transforms the detail of individual pieces into a total experience of energy, movement and emotion.

Lee aspires to create and build monumental works in the public arena. To this end he creates maquette studies along with his pieces of more modest scale. Lee is a member of The Sculptors Society and exhibits regularly.


Contact Details

Mobile: 0432697436
Email: lee.blattmann@gmail.com