LUNAR NEW YEAR RELEASE: Abraham Mengistie | Carbonic Maceration Natural Lot PR14Regular price $20.25
2023 is the Year of the Rabbit! Thank you to artist Alexandria Lee for collaborating with us on this lot from Abraham to usher in this hopeful Lunar New Year!
About the Coffee and Producer - Abraham Mengiste
Located near the Mele Village in the Yirgacheffe region of Ethiopia, you can find the Koke 'Abraham' Washing Station named after manager Abraham Mengiste. For the past two years we have been blown away by their coffees and this time we have secured lot PR14, a Carbonic Maceration Natural Mixed Heirloom. This Carbonic Maceration technique combines short fermentation times and a slow drying process to enhance tropical fruit qualities such as starfruit and brown sugar sweetness.
About the Artist - Alexandria Lee
Alexandria Lee is a WA based artist who takes equal influence from time-intensive eastern traditions as much as western pop-culture artefacts. You may remember her from our very first Artist Feature release of La Palma's Tekisic in 2021, and she's back!
Born in Singapore and raised in Perth, Alexandria studied graphic design and architecture at the University of Western Australia before working as a tattoo artist. However, she eventually turned her focus to art full-time in mid-2019, and her work has since gained recognition from both the art world and popular culture.
Her detailed, labor-intensive pieces bring depth to otherwise surface-level conversations about celebrity, objects, structures, expression, and environments. Despite not finding fame through the traditional gallery route, Alexandria has gained a large following on TikTok and Instagram, and her internet-stopping work has caught the attention of reputable brands such as Nickelodeon, Squarespace, Puma, Universal Music Australia, Bleacher Report, ESPN, Foot Locker, and the Golden State Warriors, where she has collaborated on multiple projects.
Despite being fast-tracked to success, her career is just getting started. She plans to take her work global in 2023, with selected print sales, product drops, artistic collaborations, and a debut solo exhibition. Alexandria is a unique voice in the art world, challenging the traditional notion of what it means to be a successful artist. With her dedication to her craft and her willingness to break the mold, Alexandria Lee is poised to become a leading female influence in the art world.