Leon Keer is a Dutch pop-surrealist artist. He creates his work on canvas and on the streets across the world, and is a leading artist in anamorphic street art.
Leon generally paints contemporary themes which involve environmental concerns
Leon Keer’s art has been showcased in Europe, the United States, Russia, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, Australia, New Zealand, and several Asian countries. He generally paints contemporary themes which involve environmental concerns and raise questions about the livability in this world.
A message seems to be present in Leon Keer’s work
Leon Keer learned to paint through designing and producing large advertising murals for multinationals such as Coca-Cola. He has executed commissions in Europe, The United States, The United Arabic Emirates and Australia and several Asian countries. His knowledge of materials, acquired by painting on all kinds of foundations for his clients, led to an interest in experimenting with materials and techniques.
A message seems to be present in his work. Current issues are reviewed, such as current environmental concerns and the livability of this world. The artist observes great impotence and with that a certain degree of indifference from the individual. Leon Keer is constantly aware of the beautiful versus the ugly, a contrast that he expresses and amplifies in his work and which he uses as a metaphor for life.
His paintings reflect his thoughts, confronting the viewer with the diseased spirit of our times, visible decay counter-pointing a timeless longing for unspoiled beauty. Leon Keer works with a mixture of techniques, uses a rich variety of materials, ranging from professional acrylic paints to adhesives, solvents, primers and tar. His subjects and images are entirely contemporary: they could be freeze frames from a video clip.
See an example of anamorphic painting in the following video.
During his career Leon Keer often presented his art by live-action-painting performances. His ability of performing as a street painter, lets him share the joy of painting with the public. At this moment Leon Keer is a world leading artist in the anamorphic street art. The 3d street paintings are temporary but the images are shared via social media all over the world. Check out his Facebook page.
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