Leila FannerAllure, 2019. Oil on wood panel. 100 x 100 cm
Leila Fanner is a figurative and abstract painter. Using Cape flora, silhouetted figures, prolific patterning and intense colour to convey her subject, she explores the soul’s relationship with a material world through the symbolic language of dreams.
Leila graduated from the Johannesburg National School of the Arts and held her first solo exhibition at the age of 23. She has since exhibited extensively locally and abroad, including on the Harlem Fine Arts Show in New York, and her work has appeared in many publications, including British Vogue, Art Times SA, Harlem Fine Arts magazine and Real Simple. Her paintings are held in public and private collections worldwide.