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Born in Ceuta 1948, Carlos Leon lives and works in Segovia.
1972: Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris
1987: Professor Bellas Artes in Cuenca
1997-2002: Living and working in New York
His paintings, strongly influenced by abstract expressionism, show an imaginary landscape with a intense pictoral investigation on colours, textures and surfaces.
Linked in the 70th to the french art movement Support/Surfaces, his painting is now characterised by lyrism, the evoctaion of lanscapes and gardens, as well as the body and carnality.
A light baroque atmosphere imparts air and weightlessness to his work.
His painting expands and spreads like a vital flow, a colourful flowering, a return to life...
Carlos Leon made his recent works by handpainting on dibond, creating a strong contrast between the support and the painted colourful vegetation.
His works have been exhibited in several national and international galleries and are part of some famous public collections like:
- Museo Nacional Reina Sofia
- Fundacion Helga de Alvear
- Fundacion La Caixa
- Fundacion Sunyol
- Ayuntamento de Barcelona
- Museo de Bellas Artes Bilbao
- Portland Museum, USA
- Center of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Ohio