Leon Keer is a world leading artist in street art. During his career he oftenpresented his art by live-action-painting performances. His ability to perform as a street painter allowed him to share the joy of painting with the public. In 2017 Leon Keer was selected to make a mural at the Wynwood Walls in Miami which makes him one of the best street artists.
Keer’s artworks reflect his thoughts, confronting the viewer with the diseased spirit of our times. The visible decay counterpointing a timeless wishing for unspoiled beauty. Moreover, he pays attention to current issues, such as environmental concerns and the livability of this world.
Leon Keer is constantly aware of the playfulness and beauty versus the degradation around him, a contrast that he expresses and amplifies in his work and which he uses as a metaphor for live.
In 2007, the artist initiated his project Ego Leonard. He was the anonymous artist behind the paintings, prints and sculptures with cheerful Lego figures. Ego Leonard was a made-up figure, an alias, that came from he virtual work. A world that represented happiness and solidarity, without rules or limitations. Ego Leonard came to discover and learn about ‘our’ world.
Ego Leonard soon realized that in the ‘real world’ there are many rules and regulations. A world where society requires individuals to place themselves within a certain group or otherwise be considered outsiders. A society in which there is a genuine and sincere need for an authentic self. Ego Leonard’s aim is to learn to see your own physical world with new bright eyes.