About the artist

Brisbane artist Leigh Schoenheimer conducts a multi disciplinary practice focusing on seductively coloured paintings and assemblages. Through multi panelled works which offer alternative interpretations to peculiar still life arrangements, Schoenheimer sets up a conversation around what it is ‘to make pictures’ and the role of the artist as mediator in that process. In her own words, she “makes art, about art-making, itself.” Recent works bring environmental themes into this overarching investigation of 'perception' and 'representation'.

Complemented by idiosyncratic sculptures that employ the same visual vocabulary as her paintings, Schoenheimer brings wit, humour and a bowerbird curiosity to hybrid works that engage simultaneously with the aesthetic and intellectual realms.




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Self Portrait as Sculptor      2020        Oil on Plywood