LIVING ROOM, 2022 by Leslie HossackLiving Room
© 2022 Leslie Hossack

“I remember my parents painting the colourless walls of our rented bungalow. It was common in the 1950s for each bedroom to be a different pastel colour – mint green, baby blue, soft yellow. One of my core recollections involves endlessly pouring over house paint colour charts – very potent objects of memory. From them I learned about the link between colour and language. I was astonished to discover that the bright colour of the accent wall in our dark green living room was Chartreuse. Recently I found a vintage Kem Tone house paint advertisement featuring a picture of a living room painted Parklane Green with a Chartreuse accent wall. Clearly this had been the inspiration for my parents’ colour scheme decades ago; it was also the inspiration for my new work entitled Living Room.”  

CONSTRUCTED RECOLLECTION: An Abstract Autobiography – Childhood Colour Coded
Selected images from Leslie Hossack’s series Constructed Recollection featured in online exhibition at
21 January – 25 February 2023

archival prints are available on Hahnemühle Gloss Baryta in two sizes: 
The Portfolio Collection: 11 x 16.5 in. (paper size 19 x 13 in.)
The Gallery Collection: 24 x 36 in.

To view more work by Leslie Hossack, please visit

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