Leigh Bisset Solo Exhibition
OPENING NIGHT - 6TH OF APRIL
6PM - 9PM
“PELAGIC” is a showcase of paintings by Leigh Bisset, birthed from a deep connection with the ocean, a strong passion to protect the creatures which roam the expanse, and the parallels we can draw with the human condition, particularly from these passed two years of fear and control.
In her “Free flow” series, seductive jellyfish are rendered larger-than-life in bold colours and charcoal detail, floating on crisp backgrounds. Their frills, like petals, pulse across the canvas – flowers of the deep. Leigh invites us to reflect on these other-worldly creatures, who possess no heart, brain or bones and yet exist. Perhaps the idea to live in the beauty of the present.
Leigh’s “Suspended by light” series celebrates the compelling mystique of humpback whales. They are universal invokers of awe and a cornerstone of our concern for the environment. Entwined and weightless, they are steeped in human emotion.
The work is sensual yet spiritual; figurative yet ethereal; simultaneously structured and abstract.
Leigh Bisset is an Internationally exhibited Fine Artist, with pieces hanging in private homes around the world including Australia, Canada, the UK, Europe, and South Africa. She is represented by 2 galleries in South Africa (Cape Town and Durban). Leigh grew up on the north coast of Durban, where the sea was an innate part of life. In 2000, She completed a Fine Arts degree cum laude, including a term of study in the UK. Travel beckoned, with Leigh settling in Sydney, Australia, where she based herself for 12 years. Currently, she works from her studio on the North Coast of Durban, South Africa. Her desire is to create art that inspires hope and transcends the ordinary. “My objective is to create objects of beauty that take on a life of their own, work that moves and uplifts amid the noise, cynicism and chaos.”
For more information, please email Leigh at email@example.com or insta@leighbissetcreative