Leonard Sexton

statement

I would describe the act of painting as an ever-evolving state. Beyond the dimensions of style and technique, the image takes over. Thereafter the works enter an unspoken world where they comfortably or uncomfortably exist.

In my work images of reality are in a state of constant flux, scarred by the marks of change and movement. The images I create make reference to what is gone and what is to come. Everything in existence fights for survival and ultimately loses; time moves on. Where there are no figures, I believe there is an overwhelming sense of a space one has just occupied, while waiting for a reappearance.