Columbia Museum of Art
Corner of Hampton and Main Streets
Columbia, SC 29201
The Michael Mitchell Gallery
438 King Street
Studio At Edinburgh
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funded in part by the Cultural Council of Richland & Lexington Counties
and the South Carolina Arts Commission which received support from
the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding came from
the John & Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community
Foundation of South Carolina.
|ALICIA LEEKE ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
My creativity is inspired by the French Salon painters and how they captured history, social conscience and architecture by painting the people and environments surrounding them.
Using the term I coined for a new era of art, called “Fabaism,” I meld familiar scenes and transform them into contemporary masterpieces by blending the concepts behind French Impressionism and Color Field painting. Using acrylic paint, my work conveys an abstracted and subjective feel to the Contemporary American landscape.
The majority of my Cityscapes revolve around vignettes while the rest of my work focuses on the abstract. Stylistically, the underlying foundation of all of my paintings is the use of intense black lines found most often in Fauvism highlighted with rich reds, vibrant oranges, shocking blues and sharp white accents. Gentle distortions of linear perspective are a fundamental element to the overall design of these creations and are a necessary ingredient in the composition of my pieces.
You may contact Alicia about her paintings by calling 803-429-5456 (Studio
at Edinburgh) or via email at email@example.com