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Leigh Tarentino

American, b. 1968

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Leigh Tarentino

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American, b. 1968

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Biography

Fascinated by utopias and dystopias, American artist Leigh Tarentino creates paintings of pretty suburban landscapes that are deceptively sinister. Her series “Memory of Snow” features stark, empty homes surrounded by barren trees and illuminated by artificial light. Using the image of snow to transform these eerie scenes, Tarentino also comments on the impact of global warming on the changing artic landscape. Her work is intended to create immersive, fairy-tale-like worlds of escapism. “I am committed to the two-dimensional and pictorial because in my work these are essential to creating an imaginary landscape that a viewer can inhabit,” she says.

Biography

Fascinated by utopias and dystopias, American artist Leigh Tarentino creates paintings of pretty suburban landscapes that are deceptively sinister. Her series “Memory of Snow” features stark, empty homes surrounded by barren trees and illuminated by artificial light. Using the image of snow to transform these eerie scenes, Tarentino also comments on the impact of global warming on the changing artic landscape. Her work is intended to create immersive, fairy-tale-like worlds of escapism. “I am committed to the two-dimensional and pictorial because in my work these are essential to creating an imaginary landscape that a viewer can inhabit,” she says.