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The king of chalk: Leon Keer

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Leon Keer is a Dutch pop-surrealist artist who was born in Utrecht, The Netherlands (1980). The multi-talented Leon Keer is initially known for his anamorphic street art. His amazing art has been showcased in Europe, the United States, Russia, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, Australia, New Zealand, and several Asian countries. He generally paints contemporary themes which involve environmental concerns and raises questions about the livability in this world. His paintings reflect his thoughts, confronting the viewer with the diseased spirit of our times, visible decay counter-pointing a timeless longing for unspoiled beauty.

3D Lego Army by Leon Keer
3D Lego Army by Leon Keer
3D Street Painting by Leon Keer
3D Street Painting by Leon Keer

Ego Leonard
A project which Leon Keer started in 2007, with the help of many friends worldwide, Ego has been washing up at various shores all around the world. The ever-smiling Ego evokes surprise and delight, but the unknown also makes people alert and uneasy. The familiarity of this figure, based on a well-known toy, in any case makes many people curious. Bearing the text ‘No Real Than You Are’ on his shirt, he evokes a paradoxical feeling.

The question is whether man’s presence in this world is any more real than that of Ego Leonard? In this world of discord and dissent, Ego Leonard turns up in all kinds of places. Whether your name is Gerard, Umdie or Mustafa, to Ego, everyone is equal. He feels at home anywhere and feels the same everywhere. People don’t all need to agree or have the same beliefs or standards. A sense of freedom in solidarity arises if you can suspend or even let go of your judgements about others. A better world can be crafted simply by allowing other people to be different.
Ego Leonard washed up on a shore somewhere
Ego Leonard washed up on a shore somewhere

Paintings in the name of…
The paintings which are made in the name of Ego Leonard, in which he is always depicted with the same expression, therefore regularly focus on this connection. They deliberately make people aware of the beauty of their own environment and the fact that we can all feel like equals, anywhere in the world.

I Love to Play by Leon Keer
I Love to Play by Leon Keer
Influsense by Leon Keer
Influsense by Leon Keer

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