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Still Life With Mannequin Hand

16.00"W x 12.00"H x 1.0"D

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Leon Sarantos

CHICAGO, IL

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: best in show, award winner, intense color, abstract realism, hand, books, globe, coffee cup, primary colors, home interior colorful, contemporary still life, abstract art, abstract

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 16"W x 12"H x 1"D

Year Created: 2010

Still life of globe, cup and mannequin hand. One of a series of paintings in which I use an artistic approach that combines abstract and representational art. The objects and shapes in this still life are readily recognizable, but are portrayed in a stylized manner with outlines in strong black lines. An atmosphere of tension pervades the painting. The globe is perched unsteadily on a pile of books, while the mannequin’s hand leans somewhat precariously over the edge of the table. Received Best In Show at the Cornerstone Art Gallery, Indiana.

I grew up in Midland, Michigan. There I admired the beautiful buildings designed by Alden B. Dow, a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright. This inspired me to become an architect, but I always made time for art as well. I graduated from the College of Arts and Architecture at the University of Michigan. I also studied at the the Hyde Park Art Center and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I have displayed my art in local, national and international exhibits. My recent solo exhibit, Colorplay, displayed my approach to painting - color swirls over the canvas, with strong, lively brush strokes. I live near the University of Chicago and enjoy painting the Gothic buildings on campus. I was especially encouraged when my painting “Botany Pond” at UChicago won first prize at the Beverly Art Center. I have since won several awards and honors. I am also honored to have my art in private collections across the United States, as well as in London and Moscow.

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