This artwork is part of Ways of Seeing, a partnership between Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 and the Government Art Collection. Ways of Seeing turns the borough into a gallery with 33 internationally renowned artists displayed in 28 unexpected locations.
David Leapman painted Recpetacles in bright, DayGlo colours. The artist has done this to get your attention. When you take a trip to Mission Grove Primary School to see the piece, think about how it makes you feel and what you can see in the painting.
The piece features two forms floating in green space. What could they be? The title gives us a clue. A receptacle is something you can put things in.
David Leapman was born in London and studied at Central Saint Martins, Goldsmiths and Chelsea College of Arts. He lived in Leytonstone for 17 years before moving to California, where he now lives and works. In 1995, he won an important art competition called the John Moores Painting Prize. His work has been shown around the world in Paris, Los Angeles and Dubai.
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