Leonardo Guglielmi

Leonardo Guglielmi

Italian (b.1996)

  • Spray paint on canvas

artist presentation

After living in Lisbon & Washington DC, he most recently moved to Guangzhou, China, and he focuses primarily on the refusal of academic art rules and concepts as they were taught to him. He often expresses this by choosing less common subjects as the protagonists of his pieces and often distorts or skews his depiction of them so that they are just a little off and break conventional codes. This creates a feeling that his artworks are a digital image that is struggling to load on a laptop or phone.

Leonardo also brings modern and contemporary aspects of life into his works, such as selfies, fashion items, and tattoos. Altogether, he attempts to create a conversation between tradition and present realities that continue to evolve within society.