Lesli Marshall
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Lesli Marshall

Visual Art – Austin, TX

“PICASSO WAS RIGHT WHEN HE SAID, ‘DON’T GIVE IN TO WHAT OTHERS FEEL IS RIGHT FOR YOU – DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY AND SEE HOW MUCH SUCCESS YOU GAIN." Through her creative use of mixed media— oils, acrylics and compressed charcoal she portrays her emotions on canvas. Some of her inspiration comes from an artist known as Jean-Michel Basquiat, a pop artist popular during the time of Andy Warhol. After studying about Basquiat in school, Lesli created paintings that were abstract in nature, but also made a strong statement. Mixed media pieces with plenty of heavy texture and color are her main forte. Along with being a conversation piece, the paintings tend to portray ideas of society and human existence. The idea that we are all caught in a societal web that keeps us from becoming who we are meant to be. Her latest series documents the loss of human interaction and the triumph of technology replacing face to face communication. One piece titled Born Uncensored is a dark depiction of a pile of babies faces as if filling a landfill and a stork like figure standing above them with free flowing feathers holding a laptop in its mouth. Born Uncensored is the idea that there is no childhood left in our society, that our children have lost the innocence of life. The strength in Lesli’s paintings show through heavy handed markings and bold statements along with color use and a wide range of materials. Mixed media seems to be the perfect outlet for her creativeness. Find her works at: www.yessy.com/leslimarshall Contact: lesli@articulationart.com ...more