Canvas & Panel
Leppanen utilizes a form of action painting propelled by reclaimed or discarded paint in acrylic and oil. He embraces the random combinations yielded through his paint collection process and often includes found objects transforming his paintings into mixed media relief. Leppanen has adopted the motto “Recover / Reuse / Recreate” as a concise explanation of the constant theme in his work.
Leppanen’s endeavors in mixed media have been a natural transition and an apt way to translate his use of found elements into thought provoking three dimensional pieces. Recent participation in Resisting Entropy (CMCA 2013 and Asymmetrick 2010) and various projects have acted as the catalyst for further elaboration into new territories.