Rick Legge (b.1954) attended the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Working in a variety of mediums, he explores techniques and the conceptualizing of different ways to express an idea. At times, for example: his paintings are simply the traditional paint applied to canvas or panel, while at other times they may begin with scraps of European billboards, (which the artist collects) as the base, and are layered with a variety of materials which echo through to the finished piece.
Characteristic of his work, is a “bird’s eye” like perspective which he employes. This unusual perspective creates a voyeuristic feeling in which the viewer is witness to his accidental choreography of people on the pavement below.
Texture, lighting and pattern are all key components which Legge incorporates beautifully into his work. His color palette is restrained and typically neutral, which results in a quiet, relaxing work of art. While entertaining to the eye, the viewer is always left with a sense of curiosity as to who his subjects are, and where they are going. Rick Legge maintains a studio today in the Boston area.
Gray Flannel Suit (acrylic on canvas) 24 x 24
Shadow Crossing (acrylic on canvas) 24 x 30
Safety Cop (acrylic on panel) 16 x 16