This article is dedicated to Leandro Silva, a painter from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is a a self taught artist, that began drawing from an early age, inspired by an older friend of him. As he was not able to pay for a proper training, his friend taught him the techniques of drawing. “I took his drawings and copied to learn,” Silva said. Time passed and he improved his drawings, using colored pencils, graphite, pen and dry chalk, lacking only the ink – “I came before the same barrier, the lack of money, so I started mixing the materials I had on house and happened to develop a mixed technique, always inspired by surfing.”
At 17 he did an internship in a business scenario with the artist Clésio Régis that teach him the basis, creating scenarios for TV Globo, opera, samba schools, concerts and events throughout Brazil. His work has appeared on the screens in 1999 when he was studying at the School of Visual Arts at Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro (VAS). The works are his expression portraying social themes, artistic nude, landscapes, and more.
At that time, he was seeking to define the style, therefore he used several languages, such as cubism, impressionism, and realism. “I have no rules, I make my paintings and sculptures to those who understand art or not. My language is simple, I try to portray more clearly the theme for all to admire, or the art of the people.”
(Art for all)
If you like his art and would like to purchase one of his works, you could contact him at leandroscarte(at)gmail.com, or you could visit his blog, leandrosilvaart.blogspot.com, for other information. Also, if you are an artist, and you would like us to post your work on our website, please tell us in contact section.