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Artist Masterclass with Leslie Rice: Tonality in Painting

Posted in Local Events @ Dec 3rd 2015 11:33am - By Administrator
Leslie Rice

On January 30, 2016, visit Gallery 2 at the Arts Centre Gold Coast and attend a masterclass in painting.

The acclaimed artist and two-time Doug Moran Portrait Prize winner Leslie Rice also owns and operates two LDF Tattoo studios in the Sydney suburbs of Marrickville and Newtown. His path to the tattoo industry began with his father's own legendary tattoo career beginning in 1959 in Fortitude Valley, which saw Leslie grow up inside Tattoo parlours. He tattooed for 10 years in Townsville before starting art school.

Leslie sees a clear and vital distinction between the two practices – ‘Rice the tattooist’ and ‘Rice the contemporary artist’ – however the two practices are evidently and understandably heavily influenced by each other.

Rice’s paintings – dark, brooding, and highly detailed works on black velvet – balance the gruesome symbolism synonymous with the tattoo industry, with compositional and conceptual elements that reference Renaissance and Baroque artists. Learn about tonality in painting.

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