Size: 30"W x 39"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2016
Like Romantic artists, my work captures nature, human feelings, sensuality and beauty in a way that mirrors and at the same time idealises visual reality.
I intend to preserve the best of tradition by placing an emphasis upon technical skill, beauty and passion, while keeping up with the times by using new media, being sensitive to our contemporary public and creating original forms.
In retaining much of the Neoclassical and Romantic traditions, however, I make a statement against much of modern, contemporary and conceptual art which lost sight of the technical skill, visible talent, appreciable beauty and sensibility that have characterised art for thousands of years.
My work is Postromantic, that is, the contemporary art of passion.
Leonardo Pereznieto has exhibited his work in many prominent museums and galleries including the cities of Florence, London, Paris, Monte Carlo, Nice, Frankfurt, Seoul, New York, Los Angeles, and Mexico City. He has delivered over fifty lectures all over the world including the New York Academy of Art, the Wharton Club of NY, the Celebrity Centres in Florence and London, the University of Michigan, and the Kharkov State University in Ukraine. Some of the prizes he has been awarded are: -Gold Medal, Italy Award for Visual Arts. -Premio Firenze, Florence, Italy. -Awarded by the International Art Festival, NY, NY. -The Mozart Prize for the Arts (sculpture), Nice, France. He is the author of the Amazon best-seller book "You Can Draw! Simple Techniques for Realistic Drawings". His presence in social media includes 1.8 Million subscribers in his YouTube channels, 135 million video views and over 195,000 fans on Facebook. Leonardo is a co-founder of the new cultural movement of postromanticism, together with writer and art critic Claudia Moscovici. He is the Director of Visual Arts of Artists and Runners for Human Rights Mexico. His work has a life-like quality, which is nevertheless full of imagination and fancy; a delicate sensual touch; a passionate sense of the spirituality of earthly existence.