Ink Series, VIII, 2020

In this series, Leanne Shapton uses ink to create highly structural color compositions. While abstracted, the artist’s shapes and gestures retain a suggestion of the thematic elements she has previously explored, such as swimming pools, architectural details, and floral forms. Shapton frequently creates work concerned with the reimagination and recontextualization of existing materials. In this painting, she creates a fluid and warm dynamic through abstract shapes and confident brushwork.

Leanne Shapton, b. 1973, is a Canadian author, artist, and publisher based in New York City. Shapton’s Swimming Studies won the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography, and was long listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2012. She is the co-founder, with photographer Jason Fulford, of J&L Books, an internationally-distributed not-for-profit imprint specializing in art and photography books. Her works have appeared in various publications such as The New York Times, Granta, and The New Yorker, and she teaches in the creative writing department at Columbia University School of the Arts. Shapton is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Her latest book is Guestbook, a collection of short stories.

Ink on paper
Signed and titled on verso

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