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MALCOLM

LIEPKE Liepke’s masterful use and knowledge of his chosen medium, is the culmination of a long and ongoing apprenticeship, studying aspects of painters he holds in high esteem. Compositional and tonal nods to the likes of Singer Sargent, Whistler and Degas, the patterns and textures of Vuillard and an everevolving palette of vibrant colours, result in a combination, which defines Liepke’s unique identity as a contemporary painter. The women depicted comprise of the innocent girl next door set aside glamorous fashionistas of a bygone era. These slender figures with elongated limbs and pouted lips are indicative of models more akin to the catwalks of the fashion world, yet through Liepke’s bravura brushwork he flips the proverbial finger to the Photoshopped, touched-up cover girl imagery of modern society. The beauty of Liepke’s paintings is arrestingly self-evident. Through his subjects, he delves into various realms of human nature. Sensuality captured in an expression, a passionate embrace, the celebration of womanhood and feminine wiles are predominant themes he deftly conveys. Above all though, Leipke’s work is concerned with exploring the engagement between subject and viewer. An alluring look can turn into a piercingly lustful stare, trapping the onlooker. Such a direct connection with the subject verges on awkward and discomforting, if only momentarily, before being permitted to relax in the enjoyment of the reciprocated gaze. In contrast, our voyeuristic tendencies are provoked by seemingly catching a glimpse of an intimate moment in time, captured like a still from a film your mother would not approve of. It is a formula that clearly works for Liepke, as he continues to enjoy phenomenal international success with sell-out exhibitions and numerous paintings in major collections worldwide.

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1 Venus in Blue oil on canvas 213 x 152 cm (84 x 60 in)


2Â Big Comfy Chair oil on canvas 61 x 81 cm (24 x 32 in)


3 Two Models oil on canvas 97 x 81 cm (38 x 32 in)


4 Black Collar oil on canvas 36 x 51 cm (14 x 20 in)


5 Dancer oil on canvas 66 x 41 cm (26 x 16 in)


6 Morning Couple oil on canvas 71 x 91 cm (28 x 36 in)


7Â White Feather Boa oil on canvas 61 x 56 cm (24 x 22 in)


8 Flowing Hair oil on canvas 25 x 30 cm (10 x 12 in)


9 Brunette on Yellow oil on canvas 30 x 23 cm (12 x 9 in)


10Â Rose Bedspread oil on canvas 51 x 76 cm (20 x 30 in)


11 Knees to Chest oil on canvas 46 x 46 cm (18 x 18 in)


12Â Sitting it Out oil on canvas 41 x 56 cm (16 x 22 in)


13Â Looking Down oil on canvas 36 x 30 cm (14 x 12 in)


14 On Her Pillows oil on canvas 61 x 91 cm (24 x 36 in)


15 Covered in Flowers oil on canvas 41 x 30 cm (16 x 12 in)


16 Dreaming oil on canvas 30 x 41 cm (12 x 16 in)


17 Profile in Mauve oil on canvas 61 x 46 cm (24 x 18 in)


18 Nude Looking Back oil on canvas 30 x 30 cm (12 x 12 in)


19 Grey Hood oil on canvas 36 x 25 cm (14 x 10 in)


20Â Red Robe oil on canvas 36 x 36 cm (14 x 14 in)


21 Pink Flower oil on canvas 30 x 12 cm (12 x 8 in)


22 Blonde Closeup oil on canvas 25 x 25 cm (10 x 10 in)


23 Long Red Hair oil on canvas 36 x 23 cm (14 x 9 in)


24Â Take Me Home oil on canvas 51 x 51 cm (20 x 20 in)


25Â Desire oil on canvas 76 x 51 cm (30 x 20 in)


26 Straddling a Chair oil on canvas 41 x 30 cm (16 x 12 in)


27 Rose Corsage oil on canvas 28 x 23 cm (11 x 9 in)


28 Three Models oil on canvas 56 x 51 cm (22 x 20 in)


29 Kissing His Cheek oil on canvas 102 x 76 cm (40 x 30 in)


30Â Pensive Gaze oil on canvas 30 x 25 cm (12 x 10 in)


31 Blue Wrap oil on canvas 76 x 56 cm (30 x 22 in)


32Â Waiting for a Friend oil on canvas 76 x 53 cm (30 x 21 in)


33 Blue Dress oil on canvas 71 x 51 cm (28 x 20 in)


34  String of Pearls oil on canvas 46 x 30 cm (18 x 12 in)


35 White Parka oil on canvas 61 x 46 cm (24 x 18 in)


36 Black Veil  oil on canvas 30 x 12 cm (12 x 8 in)


37Â Over Her Shoulder oil on canvas 41 x 25 cm (16 x 10 in)


38 Wide Brimmed Hat oil on canvas 51 x 36 cm (20 x 14 in)


39 In The Garden oil on canvas 76 x 56 cm (30 x 22 in)


1953 Born Minneapolis Education 1973-1975 Art Center- Pasadena, California Selected Solo Exhibitions 2012 “Nude” Albemarle Gallery, London, UK 2011 Albemarle Gallery, London, UK Korean International Art Fair Arcadia Fine Arts, New York, NY 2010 Albemarle Gallery London, UK “Desire” Arcadia Fine Arts, New York, NY 2009 “About Face” Arcadia Fine Arts, New York, NY. 2008 “A New Direction” Arcadia Fine Arts, New York, NY. 2007 Arcadia Fine Arts, New York, NY. 2006 Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. 2005 Arcadia Fine Arts, New York, NY 2004 Arcadia Fine Arts, New York, NY 2003 Arcadia Fine Arts, New York, NY Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. 2002 Arcadia Fine Arts, New York, NY 2001 DNFA Gallery, Pasadena, CA Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, NY 2000 Mendenhall Gallery, Pasadena, CA. Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, NY. Albemarle Gallery, London, UK. 1999 Mendenhall Gallery, Pasadena, CA. Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, NY Albemarle Gallery, London, UK. 1998 Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, NY Albemarle Gallery, London, UK. Selected Collections ABC Television American Can Company AT&T Atlantic Records Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY. CBS Records Caswell Massey Corporation Ms. Iris Cantor, New York, NY. Forbes Magazine Fortune Magazine Mr. Bryant Gumbel, New York, NY. H.J. Heinz Corporation

Estate of Armand Hammer Ms. Donna Karan, New York, NY. Mr. Ralph Lauren, New York, NY. Mobil Oil Corporartion National Academy of Design National Museum of Sport Newsweek Magazine Smithsonian Museum of American Art Sports Illustrated Magazine Ms. Barbra Streisand, Los Angeles, CA. Mr. David Tang, Hong Kong Time Magazine


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