Leanne Richardson's work focuses on appropriation and reproduction to create an illusion of questioning the use of materials, to show how advertising plays with senses in seducing the viewer. By creating one off reproductions to include animals, creates absurdity and uses their vulnerability to entice the viewer. Collage shows this use of reprodcution in magazines and the animalistic society we live in of discarding everything we no longer desire. By using paper in the same way as paint, Richardson creates an illusion of what materials are being used, manipulating judgements like advertising has the ability to do.
Leanne Richardson graduated in 2012 from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BA Hons in Fine Art. Leanne has been included in Making Faces, The Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk (2014); Silent Auction, Holden Gallery, Manchester (2012); Nine, Kraak Gallery, Manchester (2011). In 2013 she had a two-person exhibition with Lucy May Schofield at PAPER.
Vogue Bear Collage on Magazine, 29 x 22 cm, 2014, £175 (unframed)