Leigh Ruple


oil on canvas
33 x 30 inches

Leigh Ruple’s paintings offer the viewer a heightened sense of reality.  Her meticulous paint application sharpens objects, giving them an internal glow, and her tweaked perspective bends and stretches the surrounding space. In Fruit Stand, the objects on sale tilt towards us in a radiant composition of color and geometry, while the architecture of the city offers a muted, patterned backdrop. In Ruple’s world, the city is a feast of colors, shapes, and lines. Ruple has shown her work at galleries in the US and Europe, including Page (NYC), New York; Gotham, New York; St. Charles Projects, Baltimore; Petzel, New York; Galerie Hussenot, Paris; and Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna, among others.