"My art is always intended as a poetical navigation of my senses, using color to express the conducive energy of my intuitive colorful creatures, interpreting and expressing my visual experiences of the human condition and his emotions, enjoying to deconstruct the aesthetic form as a result."

The Bird Man - Cold wax medium and oil on panel 48 x 48 in.

Italian artist, Leonardo Lanzolla aka Leonarte lives in Seattle, USA. He is influenced by Miro, Picasso, Dubuffet and Basquiat creating paintings that are spontaneously fresh, intuitive and original, reflecting the nature of modern life and human sense. Leonarte's work shows influential qualities with a continuously experimental approach. In his is studio practice, he is most comfortable with an unintentional, direct approach and has the passion and perseverance to investigate the unknown. Through intuitive visions of characters and creatures, his artwork reveals aesthetic substance.

Leonarte studied in his native Torino in Italy and moved to the United States in 1984. He has lived and made art in Seattle since 1986. His paintings are collected in many homes, in Seattle, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Sun Valley, Los Angeles and he has been included in important exhibitions in France and Sweden.

Earthy Values - Mixed media on canvas 48 x 48 in.
Alchemical Messenger - Mixed media on panel 48 x 48 in.
Ups and Downs in a Symbolic System - Mixed media on panel 48 x 48 in.
Cooperation - Resin and mixed media on panel 48 x 48 in.

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


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