Sarah Leuchtner is a Chicago-based contemporary artist that received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016. Leuchtner has a vast portfolio, including paintings, works on paper, sculpture and installation.
Leuchtner’s practice deftly incorporates precepts ofcontemporary culture with a painterly approach that calls on formalrelationships with the graphic, the iconographic and the structural.
Her sharply honed geometric vocabulary leverages repetition toexplore expressions of contemporary social consumption. This exploration ismost directly at work in her process-based engagement with “guilty pleasure”media, often incorporated in the artist’s studio while she is at work.
The unique materiality ofLeuchtner’s paintings, which incorporate proprietary dye mixes, yield asignature translucency; previous gestures and forms naturally re-emergethroughout the development of the work, simultaneously rendering it unclearwhich marks preceded the others, and underscoring the importance of thepainting’s origin, however opaque it may have become.