Art Of The Day – Leslie Shows

by Chantal

Leslie Shows. Face K2, 2012, 82" x 48". Ink, acrylic, mylar, plexiglass, metal filings, canvas and engraving on aluminium

Leslie Shows. Face K2, 2012, 82″ x 48″. Ink, acrylic, mylar, plexiglass, metal filings, canvas and engraving on aluminium

Leslie Shows

Leslie Shows

Leslie Shows. Black Diagram, 2010, 80" x 60"

Leslie Shows. Black Diagram, 2010, 80″ x 60″

Leslie Shows’ multi media paintings are wonderfully layered and aesthetically complex. Somewhere between geological formations, ethereal landscapes of the Romantic artists, and a suggestion of a futuristic digital age.

Her paintings skilfully combine an array of elements––Plexiglas, Mylar, crushed glass, metal dust, mica, acrylic paint.

“Shows coaxes alchemical effects from her complex admixtures––some of the works suggest light fragmented into rainbow spectrums” (Artforum, 2011).