WAYNE, Leslie

Creator

WAYNE, LESLIE
b. Germany, 1953
Leslie Wayne was born in Germany in 1953, and later moved to California where she attended UC Santa Barbara. She then moved to New York and received her BFA in sculpture from the Parsons School of Design in New York. She settled in New York, taking advantage of its artistically stimulating environment. Wayne is well known for her highly dimensional oil paintings. With many of her pieces taking a literal three-dimensional form, her work challenges traditional painting and sculpture by combining aspects of both disciplines. Using various colors, she builds up paint layer by layer to create visually interesting and organically shaped works. In an interview with Figure/Ground Communications, Wayne mentions that her work is inspired by geological forces such as compression, subduction, and morphogenesis. Her more recent work plays with ideas of illusion by portraying realistic scenes of three-dimensional objects in a two-dimensional manner.

Citation

WAYNE, LESLIE, b. Germany, 1953, and Leslie Wayne was born in Germany in 1953, and later moved to California where she attended UC Santa Barbara. She then moved to New York and received her BFA in sculpture from the Parsons School of Design in New York. She settled in New York, taking advantage of its artistically stimulating environment. Wayne is well known for her highly dimensional oil paintings. With many of her pieces taking a literal three-dimensional form, her work challenges traditional painting and sculpture by combining aspects of both disciplines. Using various colors, she builds up paint layer by layer to create visually interesting and organically shaped works. In an interview with Figure/Ground Communications, Wayne mentions that her work is inspired by geological forces such as compression, subduction, and morphogenesis. Her more recent work plays with ideas of illusion by portraying realistic scenes of three-dimensional objects in a two-dimensional manner., “WAYNE, Leslie,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 25, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/4700.