Leah Guadagnoli

"At first I tried to hide my love for the eighties but then I thought, what the hell, there is a reason why I respond so strongly to this aesthetic. It is unapologetic.” Today on Maake, Brooklyn-based artist Leah Guadagnoli shares her love of kitsch, wonderfully-tacky patterns, and how her work uses the platform of the wall and the parameters of painting as allusions to communal space and structure that is anything but utilitarian.