Tanya Leighton
The Armory Show 2013

"Some painters say that a painting is never finished, it just stops. Some painters also say that all that matters in a painting is the last brush stroke. The paintings that I use are failures. They all started with the first ambitious brush stroke but lost their way. Some failed to stop and went too far, some were abandoned before they got anywhere. I know this not because I know anything about painting but because I get them from those treasure troves of failure, from art school skips, charity shops and car boot sales. And even if, perhaps, the hand of its maker had placed the last brush stroke just so, the painting ended where it did because it was unloved by its owner. And that's a failure enough." -Pavel Büchler, January, 2013
, 'Modern Paintings no. A26, (green, purple, blue and grey abstract, Manchester, April 1999),' , Tanya Leighton

Pavel Büchler

Modern Paintings no. A26, (green, purple, blue and grey abstract, Manchester, April 1999)

Tanya Leighton

, 'Modern Paintings no. A31 (Cartoon characters on brown ground, Manchester, April 1999),' , Tanya Leighton

Pavel Büchler

Modern Paintings no. A31 (Cartoon characters on brown ground, Manchester, April 1999)

Tanya Leighton

, 'Modern Paintings No. A44 (townscape with floating blocks, Manchester, August 2007),' 1997-2007, Tanya Leighton

Pavel Büchler

Modern Paintings No. A44 (townscape with floating blocks, Manchester, August 2007), 1997-2007

Tanya Leighton

, 'Modern Paintings No. A37 (fragment of grey, blue, orange, red and white geometric abstract "Malaise", Manchester, July 2000),' , Tanya Leighton

Pavel Büchler

Modern Paintings No. A37 (fragment of grey, blue, orange, red and white geometric abstract "Malaise", Manchester, July 2000)

Tanya Leighton

, 'Modern Paintings no. A33, (black, red and white chess board pattern with green stripe, Manchester, June 1999),' , Tanya Leighton

Pavel Büchler

Modern Paintings no. A33, (black, red and white chess board pattern with green stripe, Manchester, June 1999)

Tanya Leighton

, 'Modern Paintings No. A43 (yellow telephone, "Rob Tono", Manchester, August 2007),' 1997-2007, Tanya Leighton

Pavel Büchler

Modern Paintings No. A43 (yellow telephone, "Rob Tono", Manchester, August 2007), 1997-2007

Tanya Leighton

, 'Modern Paintings no. A39 (Crouching male figure in brightly lit window, Manchester, July 2000),' , Tanya Leighton

Pavel Büchler

Modern Paintings no. A39 (Crouching male figure in brightly lit window, Manchester, July 2000)

Tanya Leighton

, 'Modern Paintings No. A47 (blue and red abstract, Manchester, August 2007),' 1997-2007, Tanya Leighton

Pavel Büchler

Modern Paintings No. A47 (blue and red abstract, Manchester, August 2007), 1997-2007

Tanya Leighton

, 'Modern Paintings No. C46a/b (summer landscapes over abstract commercial prints, Manchester, August 2007),' 1997-2007, Tanya Leighton

Pavel Büchler

Modern Paintings No. C46a/b (summer landscapes over abstract commercial prints, Manchester, August 2007), 1997-2007

Tanya Leighton