David Leggett

Region: Midwest

Website: http://www.davidleggettart.com

City / State: Chicago, IL

My work tackles many themes head-on: hip-hop, art history, popular culture, sexuality, the racial divide, and self are recurring subjects. I take many of my cues from standup comedians, whose routines I listen to while in my studio. Humor and color are two tools that I employ to bring the viewer in for closer examination. My utilization of craft materials offers familiarity, but it also creates the problematic of figuring out how each material should work within each piece. This is important due to my distrust of painting and wanting to problem-solve when I create something. I do not want to repeat the same formula, so the craft materials behave differently in every artwork. This makes each piece a fresh start.