LLE is a new artist-led curatorial project with a focus on contemporary painting. We aim to showcase our artists via international art fairs and exhibitions.
We do not formally represent artists but work with them on a project by project basis.

Forthcoming -

Nightswimming @ Mission Gallery
in association with BEEP Painting Biennial
28 July - 08 September 2018
Private View: 2-4pm Saturday 28th July

Saatchi Gallery
Collaboration with PAPER
Date TBA

Past -


17th-21st January 2018

LLE @ BayArt, Cardiff 
3rd September - 20th October 2017
LLE @ The Manchester Contemporary
27th - 29th October 2017

Project Artists

· Lindsey Bull
· Gordon Dalton
· Lara Davies
· Iwan Lewis
· Catrin Llwyd Evans
· Richard James
· Marielle Hehir
· Aly Helyer
· Gareth Kemp
· Sam Perry
· Tom Pitt
· Ben Risk
· Toby Ursell
· Aishan Yu
· Casper White

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Cardiff, Wales, UK

Richard James b.1983

Portraiture is the starting point of Richard’s practice.

Often working with found imagery, layers of paint are applied to the canvas then studied, scraped back and re-applied in an inquisitive way; mistakes and their corrections are left visible to the viewer.

Richard questions the tradition of painting people by deconstructing and removing certain elements. The original image is broken down leaving simple forms and brush strokes, alluding to where something once was or where something should be. The eyes are deliberately left unfinished and the backgrounds painted a solid hue, avoiding any obvious narrative or reference to the gaze.