Christie, Leanne

About the artist
Leanne Christie’s work reveals an intuitive understanding of the painting language, the careful placement of brush strokes which seductively lead the viewer at a pace determined by the artist and the removal of colour as a fundamental element. Christie experiments with a hierarchy which places supremacy on brushstroke, then color and finally composition without retreating into abstraction. Christie’s paintings are easily identifiable by their powerful use of white, the myriad of greys, the vigorous brushwork which dances on the edge of abstraction and their exploration of the urban streetscape as the catalyst of culture. Christie’s daily 24km bicycle commute from her home in Coquitlam to her Downtown Eastside studio gives her an intimate kinship with the flow of the urban street. Christie’s influence amongst her contemporaries continues to strengthen in tandem with the number of people who count themselves amongst her collectors. Christie is represented in Vancouver by: The Pousette Gallery . . Art rental and sales operated by the Vancouver art gallery . . Viridian Gallery .
Map Code: B2
268 Keefer St
Vancouver , BC
Studio #Studio 50 on level LG