Catherine Leon’s extrovert pieces, rhythmic with colour and light, are lyrical to the extent that they leave the viewer with a visceral sense of abandon. They speak a subconscious language of a longing to experience the elemental truths of nature, form and time.
Her practice explores the possibilities of an autonomous matter-based language by removing premeditated agency. Using painting as a form of meditation, focus is given only to the mark, and taken away from the stream of consciousness. Like a mantra, beat or breath, the mark is repeated over and over; a reflection of the constantly changing present moment. Thus its allows only instinctive inspiration to materialise on the canvas