Lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
Leon’s paintings bring to life ethereal physical environments that are at once tangible yet entirely abstract. His compositions map imagined spaces that seemingly stretch far beyond the borders of each piece, imbuing them with a palpable sense of spatial infinity evocative of the wonders of the cosmological world. Abstract mathematical forms and geometric figures commingle with dripping paint and splashes of bright colors, resulting in a unique visual quality that is both meticulous and deliberate, but also uninhibited and spontaneous.
Leon deftly layers strong lines and repetitive figures to achieve an expansive, three-dimensional quality in his painting and drawings. Working in both bright color and monochrome, the artist’s compositions are deeply textured and detailed, drawing the viewer into a mesmerizing optical rhythm. In addition to using traditional media such as acrylics and ink, Leon experiments with non-traditional media borrowed from the world of construction, including plaster, asphalt, fluorescent tape, acrylic spray, and latex paint.For the artist, these works can be interpreted as an allegory of the mind, always mutable and longing to stretch beyond its materiality.
An avid traveler who originally hails from Blois, France, Leon is deeply influenced by his immediate surroundings. Since his move from New York to Los Angeles in 2015, Leon has been particularly inspired by the city's sprawling network of infra-structure, and by the erosion-mapped landscapes of the American West. He seeks experiences that allow him to feel connected to the environment and strives to echo the sacred connection between man and Earth in his work.