Conversation with Alfred Leslie

Alfred Leslie, The Lives of Some Women, digital print (courtesy of Janet Borden
Alfred Leslie, The Lives of Some Women, digital print (courtesy of Janet Borden Gallery)

Teri Tynes talks to painter Alfred Leslie about his recent exhibition The Lives of Some Women at Janet Borden Gallery, New York.

Tynes writes: "The images of women in 'The Lives of Some Women' similarly reflect... unnatural realism, pictures where light sources are unjustified. Beyond this approach, the images reflect on the layering, semi-erasures and collage-making properties of digital image making. He compared his practice of using multiple parts of an image to the sculptor Rodin's practice of reconfiguring his inventory of body parts. 'Once I created an eye I liked, a small alteration was all that was needed to use it again. Memory is basic to the reality of digital files - alter it and reuse it - musical notation through pixels. Pixel scores are what I think these pictures are and what I call them.' "