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Leon is an Artist with SouthAfricanArtists.com based in South Africa.
From an early age my world was percieved through blunted sight.The metaphysical,mythology,poetry,literature,spirit of place and the eternal adventure in the exploration of being,have been a constant source of inspiration. The work of Odysseus Elytis,Nikos Kazantzakis,and Federico Garcia Lorca has inspired several exhibitions.A container with the entire household and studio contents were lost overboard in transit to Belgium, resulting in an edition of a series of etchings,Quylibed's Odyssey, several paintrings on the theme were exhibited at various galleries in belgium. Koi-San tales provided material for my story telling projects at schools and cultural centres throughout Flanders,inviting the visual magic of light, colour, rhythm, poetry and form.
Group shows printmaking;
Rockford USA, Kanagawa Japan, Taipei ROC, Venezuela.
Group shows painting;
Monte Carlo, Villarobledo Spain,
Ypres Belgium "Lorca 98"
Solo shows; Throughout South Africa from 1967 to date.
University OFS, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, University Stellenbosch,Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum.
University of Louvain, Belgium.
Adler Fielding Gallery; The Artists Gallery CT.
The Dorp Street Studio CT.
S.A. Association of Arts; Bellville, Bloemfontein; Cape Town; Durban; Pretoria;
Goodman Walman Gallery Cape Town.
Gallery Intenational Cape Town.
Wenniger Graphics, Boston USA;
Jean Weltz - Hugo Naudé Gallery Worcester;
Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch;
Bank Brussels Lambert, Aalst & Bruges;
Galerie Labyrinth Kemmel; Galerie Van Langenhoven, Gent;
Gallerie Groot Begijnhof, Mechelen.
International School Waterloo; Galerie D'Arté, Brussels;
André Demedtshuis, Wielsbeke; Galerie De Peperbusse, Ostend;
City Hall Ypres, Belgium. Gallery Labyrinth Kemmel
Cape Gallery 20 April 2008
Michaelis School of Art, UNISA, Rhodes University, MFA,
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