Ryan Leigh, Ryan Leigh, 2012 (graphite on graph paper)
b. 1987). Lives and works in London.
Leigh is interested in explanations of physical reality and man’s need for an all-encompassing ‘theory of everything’. Works such as Fruit of the Pleroma (2010) are executed in graphite on graph paper. They are intensely detailed, and predominantly question differing means of communication, for instance the ‘documentary’ drawing and how it has been used in scientific or religious contexts to express a given truth. By splicing and cutting the diagrammatic image or juxtaposing and integrating it with other images, photographs or drawings from a different era or series of symbols, Leigh’s work both comments on the relationships within society’s different belief systems, and highlights the futility of the search for an objective truth.
Selected Group Exhibitions
Courtship of the Peoples, Simon Oldfield, London, 2012
Apartment, Bloomsbury Square, London, 2011
Base Metal, Simon Oldfield, London, 2010
Saatchi 4 New Sensations, A Foundation, Shoreditch, London, 2009
Show, Wimbledon College of Art, London, 2009
Saatchi 4 New Sensations (shortlisted) 2009
University of the Arts London, Emerging Artists Collection, UK
Jason Atherton Collection, London, UK
Private collections in the UK, USA and Europe