Being Beige For A Moment by Leanne Bray
Medium: Mixed media on canvas
Size: 914 x 914 x 40
Leanne’s colourful African life has left indelible marks, and the influence of that rich and inspirational continent is integral to her practice, influencing bold and assured mark making, and a confidence with colour. Throw into the mix her devotion to a rich Indian story and its myriad of influence, the last few years have been about coming to terms with conflicting heritage, absorbing ideas, and reinventing her own powerful aesthetic.
Pattern has become the narrative for Leanne’s storytelling and she is passionate about the concept of connectivity and chronological sequence, representative of our cyclical lives: sometimes disrupted – noisy and loud, sometimes calm – quiet and methodical. Understanding that we are not ‘singular’ but made up of hundreds of parts, with hundreds of stories, experiences and emotion. Layer by layer – she weaves together her heartfelt anecdotes.