Leon has been a practicing artist for the past 20 years. His pieces focus on emotive subject matter, urban motifs and the abstraction of line, colour and form. His work progresses the Neo-expressionist movement that rose to prominence in the 1980’s through chaotic and lively colour palettes, loaded compositions and diversified subjects.
His work aims to critique and comment on society and modern existence. In this new series of paintings, Pop culture and historical references are interlaced as symbols of power and oppression that doublespeak as Christian and pagan iconography to portray a psychedelic and dystopian society – still reaming from its destructive past and coming to grips with its future.