Herndon
 
Virginia

Artist's statement

Full Artist's statement

My artwork explores emotional themes through figures, conveying the energy and spirit of modern contemporary life. Eschewing the literal, I like to blur the real and the imagined to create powerful and ambiguous statements about the human condition. These figure works are not portraits of actual people, but rather of feelings and emotion. I try to inject tension in each piece, through scale and aggressive brushwork and often show people as raw and vulnerable. They appear to be private glimpses into real life - deeply personal moments. I am interested in developing a strong feeling unique to each painting, with the sole purpose of conveying emotion. My latest work not only explores some of the pain of contemporary life, but also celebrates resilience and recovery. I purposely leave visible the re-stated lines, dripped paint and other markings to imbue life and energy into the work. Filled with ambiguity, each canvas tells a story. By refraining from connecting all the dots, I leave it up to the viewer to make a personal interpretation.

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All work by Leslie

Leslie Nolan
2015, 30x40x1 1/2, acrylic on canvas
$3,200.00
Leslie Nolan
2015, 84x72x1 1/2, acrylic on canvas
$12,000.00
Leslie Nolan
2018, 12x12x2 1/2, acrylic
$1,000.00
Leslie Nolan
2018, 48x36x1 1/2, acrylic
$6,500.00
Leslie Nolan
2018, 48x36x1 1/2, acrylic
$6,500.00
Leslie Nolan
2018, 36x36, acrylic on canvas
$4,200.00
Leslie Nolan
2017, 60x36, acrylic on canvas
$8,000.00
Leslie Nolan
2017, 60x36, acrylic on canvas
$8,000.00
Leslie Nolan
2017, 36x60, acrylic on canvas
$8,000.00
Leslie Nolan
2017, 60x36, acrylic on canvas
$8,000.00
Leslie Nolan
2017, 36x24, acrylic on canvas
$4,000.00
Leslie Nolan
2017, 36x24, acrylic on canvas
$4,000.00
Leslie Nolan
2017, 30x30, acrylic on canvas
$4,000.00
Leslie Nolan
2017, 30x30, acrylic on canvas
$4,000.00
Leslie Nolan
2017, 36x48, acrylic on canvas
$6,500.00
Leslie Nolan
2017, 36x48, acrylic on canvas
$6,500.00
Leslie Nolan
2016, 36x48, acrylic on canvas
$6,500.00