David Le Fleming


David Le Fleming recycles found objects into the surfaces for his paintings. Frequently his portraits are painted onto items such as car bonnets or sections of boats as a way of showing how manufactured, impersonal objects become over time a very personal expression of an individual’s identity. He even takes this idea of individual coding right down into the mark-making, where each portrait will have its own unique graphic motifs that makes them subtly individualised at an almost microcosmic level. It is as if, in the anonymus object, there is something deeply unique and personal.