Leila Fanner is a South African painter and illustrator based in Riebeek West. The natural world is her subject, which she interweaves with dreams and dream symbols. The artist explores her relationship with the natural world from a spiritual viewpoint.
Leila graduated from the Johannesburg…Show more National School of the Arts and held her first solo exhibition shortly after, at the age of 23.
Some of her most recent exhibitions include The Turbine Art Fair in Johannesburg, SA and a show at the Daniel Kok Gallery in Hermanus, SA. Leila's artwork is held in private collections around the world.Show less
"Leila’s paintings with central figures either silhouetted or dominant sit in a fantastical landscape of exoticism. Utilising plants and or motifs in the backdrop and use of perspective and colour she creates Trompe L’Oil tableaux. One can see a correlation between her work and that of the photographer Ruud van Empel but while he employs vivid bright colours, her use of both bright and muted tones creates a dreamlike state."
Ziggi Golding - Rise Art Curator
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