Bound to a place.



About this artist:
Leonard Sexton, painting now for 30 years, studied painting under Patrick Graham, one of Ireland’s most renowned contemporary artists. He taught for some years after graduation, before embarking on a career which saw him rapidly develop his own individual style, as well as creating a following which has resulted in several sell-out exhibitions

Much of his output to date has explored the female form in a series of beautifully executed paintings, alongside his signature landscape works of his home town of Skerries. Sexton has also created a series of very individual interpretations of the London cityscape, where layers of pigment are presented in an almost sculptural way to evoke a sense of space in the city, executed in a style not dissimilar to the work of Giacometti, somebody who has had an acknowledged influence on this artist’s work.

Working from his studio, Leonard creates work that is haunting and thought provoking. His painting technique is based on a system of overpainting, where he paints over the image until it is barely visible, leaving only the impression of a fleeting subject. In doing so, every mark is as important as the next, as layer upon layer, the process itself creates the image.

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