Featured Artist Leslie Tucker

The photo-composite art of Leslie Tucker explores psychology and the thought process behind consumerism, while drawing the viewer in with intricate images. Visit the artist’s website to learn more.

 

“Dwelling On A Muddle” Photo-Composite printed on Endura Metallic Chromogenic Paper, 25” x 24” by artist Leslie Tucker. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Dwelling On A Muddle” Photo-Composite printed on Endura Metallic Chromogenic Paper, 25” x 24”

 

Raised in the Boston area and the daughter of a psychiatrist, my early artistic influences were MAD Magazine’s subversiveness, television commercials, and my father’s mysterious profession.

 

“Grave Misfortunes Solicit” Photo-Composite printed on Endura Metallic Chromogenic Paper, 25” x 24” by artist Leslie Tucker. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Grave Misfortunes Solicit” Photo-Composite printed on Endura Metallic Chromogenic Paper, 25” x 24”

 

What came out of that was my passion for satire, consumer culture and decoding human nature.

 

“I Am The First & I Am The Last” Photo-Composite printed on Endura Metallic Chromogenic Paper, 25” x 24” by artist Leslie Tucker. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“I Am The First & I Am The Last” Photo-Composite printed on Endura Metallic Chromogenic Paper, 25” x 24”

 

After I arrived in New York City, Warhol’s soup cans and soap pad boxes drew me into communication arts and consumer packaged goods design. Obsessed by psychological processes, I needed to know why people buy and their thoughts during the consumption process.

 

“Of What We Cannot Speak” Photo-Composite printed on Endura Metallic Chromogenic Paper, 25” x 24”by artist Leslie Tucker. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Of What We Cannot Speak” Photo-Composite printed on Endura Metallic Chromogenic Paper, 25” x 24”

 

I was inspired by the idea that I could influence American’s thoughts and habits by graphically manipulating pictures of commodities.

 

“Poseur” Photo-Composite printed on Endura Metallic Chromogenic Paper, 25” x 24” by artist Leslie Tucker. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Poseur” Photo-Composite printed on Endura Metallic Chromogenic Paper, 25” x 24”

 

Today, my visual arts practice examines the darker side of humanity and has evolved from exploring what we buy, to what we buy into.

 

“An End To Any Sense” Photo-Composite printed on Endura Metallic Chromogenic Paper, 25” x 24” by artist Leslie Tucker. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“An End To Any Sense” Photo-Composite printed on Endura Metallic Chromogenic Paper, 25” x 24”

 

My artistic goal, like a Siren’s song, is to lure my audience with intricate beauty and then upon closer inspection—WHAM!—to assault with disquieting content.

 

“To Serve Man” Photo-Composite printed on Endura Metallic Chromogenic Paper, 25” x 24” by artist Leslie Tucker. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“To Serve Man” Photo-Composite printed on Endura Metallic Chromogenic Paper, 25” x 24”

 

A typical day for me is spent sourcing thousands of images until I find just the right ones to place next to each other, as juxtaposition forms the foundation of my process.

 

“Believer” Photo-Composite printed on Endura Metallic Chromogenic Paper, 25” x 24” by artist Leslie Tucker. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Believer” Photo-Composite printed on Endura Metallic Chromogenic Paper, 25” x 24”

 

Using software tools I color shift, erase backgrounds and compose. I’ve been printing my composites on Endura Metallic chromogenic paper as I find its iridescent finish and rich metallic appearance catches the eye and gives depth to my themes of illumination and human self-reflection.

 

Artist Leslie Tucker exhibiting at a group show in Manhattan’s Chelsea gallery district. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Leslie Tucker exhibiting at a group show in Manhattan’s Chelsea gallery district.

 

I live in Manhattan’s East Village and rent studio space in Bushwick where I’ve been fortunate enough to attract a following. My audience ranges in age from millennials to baby boomers. So far my collectors include artists, photographers, an educator, an attorney, an art handler and a museum.

 

“Letting Go Of Clutter” Photo-Composite printed on Endura Metallic Chromogenic Paper, 25” x 24”by artist Leslie Tucker. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Letting Go Of Clutter” Photo-Composite printed on Endura Metallic Chromogenic Paper, 25” x 24”

 

Recently, a young twenty-something asked me, “How do you come up with your themes?” “It all begins with anger,” I replied.

 

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