Malcolm T. Liepke, ‘Little Girl’, 2016, ARCADIA CONTEMPORARY

About Malcolm T. Liepke

Largely self-taught, Malcolm T. Liepke paints in a style that synthesizes the work of other artists—John Singer Sargent, Edgar Degas, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Diego Velázquez, and James McNeill Whistler, among others—to create portraits that are both visually familiar and wholly unique. Liepke favors portraits of ordinary women in glamorous contexts, producing voyeuristic nudes that are sexualized through a realistic lens rather than a pornographic one. Loose brushstrokes and dusty gray-green skin tones imbue his subjects with a fleshy sensuality, while simple gestures and expressions convey emotions. Liepke paints from photographs and works in a wet-on-wet technique, borrowed from artists like Sargent and Velázquez, in which layers of oil paint are built up without drying in between.

American, b. 1953, Minneapolis, Minnesota, based in New York, New York

American, b. 1953, Minneapolis, Minnesota, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Five and Under, ARCADIA CONTEMPORARY, Culver City
2017
夏日。藝術 Summer Collection, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, Taichung
2017
Lee Jeonglok | Parallel Worlds: Tree of Life & Nabi, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, London
2016
Malcolm T. Liepke - Recent Paintings, ARCADIA CONTEMPORARY, Culver City
2016
Malcolm Liepke | Studies in Emotion, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, London

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Malcolm T. Liepke - Recent Paintings, ARCADIA CONTEMPORARY, Culver City
2016
Malcolm Liepke | Studies in Emotion, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, London

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Five and Under, ARCADIA CONTEMPORARY, Culver City
2017
夏日。藝術 Summer Collection, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, Taichung
2017
Lee Jeonglok | Parallel Worlds: Tree of Life & Nabi, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, London
2017
Alyssa Monks | London Introduction, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, London
2017
Dolly Thompsett | A Thousand Years to Unpack, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, London
2017
Pontone Gallery Taiwan | Mari kim | 混亂世代中的羅曼史, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, Taichung
2017
Hong Sungchul | Solid but Fluid, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, London
2017
Pontone Gallery Spring Show, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, London
2017
Lee Jaehyo | Nature Bound, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, London
2016
Pontone Gallery Taiwan | 具象 | Figurative, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, Taichung
2016
12 By 12 In 12, ARCADIA CONTEMPORARY, Culver City
2016
Hwang Seontae | Between Light and Space, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, London
2016
Pontone Gallery | Taiwan | 炫藝 | 開幕首展, Shine Artists | Pontone Gallery, Taichung
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