While a student at the
Academy of the Arts in Rotterdam,
I was exposed to many media and enthusiastically embraced all
I worked in ceramics, textile design, graphic arts and painting.
Handling textiles was very satisfying for me, partially because as a child I was surrounded by many fabrics and
the sound of a
sewing machine because my mother was a fashion designer.
Even though my material is fabric I consider
myself a painter-draftsman always working with the interpretation
between material and illusion.
Gabriëlse’s most characteristic works skillfully combine
fabrics through the appliqué technique embellished by acrylic paint.
During the span of his career Leslie has completed numerous
commissions both private and commercial.
Fiber is his primary art medium and has exhibited his work
extensively in Europe and North America.
Photo : Carel Zorg