Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Miami Artist David (Lebo) Le Batard Surrenders His Artwork To The Sum Of History

David Le Batard, aka LEBO, is a Cuban-American graphic and fine artist based in Miami, Florida. He is best known for his eye-catching murals, live painting, and sculpture. 

‘Be Still My Love’

LEBO has been described as one of South Florida’s “most recognizable artists”, and “almost an institution” in the art world for his wide range of media, projects, and locations.

Artist David (LEBO) Le Batard

Better known in the art world as Lebo, this incredible artist is recognized for working in a wide spectrum of creative mediums including murals, paintings and sculptures. Lebo is the innovator of Postmodern Cartoon Expressionism – a combination of cartoon imagery, richly saturated balances of color and unique linear composition brought together in a narrative style to inspire emotion and create layers of meaning.

‘A Very Fine Balance’

Lebo’s visual storytelling method pulls from classic American cartooning and fine art, every form of indigenous art and Egyptian hieroglyphics to create a unique visual language – one that strives to have a wide point of entry for the viewer with endless layers of meaning within. It is a world where mythology, history, metaphysics and illustration all join seamlessly.

‘Ode to the Simple Life’

Born to Cuban immigrant parents and raised in South Florida, Lebo has become one of the most well-respected muralists in Miami. With a showroom in Wynwood and a studio in Miami Beach, Lebo’s art can be found all over the world, in private collections and in corporate partnerships including Norwegian Cruise Lines, Lulu Lemon, Harley Davidson, Audi, Google, Microsoft, Redbull, Ketel One, Bacardi, and Ferrari.

‘The Bright Blessed Day’

“My aim in creating is to explore the purest, most spiritual elements of the arts and sciences (from astronomy to history, from music to physics) and to interpret them through the language of cartoons, giving them a unique and vibrant voice. After all, cartoons are a primordial form of expression that have always combined images in order to tell stories. We have only to think of rock paintings, hieroglyphics or religious iconography for our proof. In reality, even when we look at Picasso’s work after 1905, it all becomes very hard-edged yet organic. The very essence of cartooning.” –David ‘LEBO’ Le Batard.

"Free To Fly'

David’s work is proudly represented by Park West Gallery, the world’s largest art dealer, bringing the experience of collecting fine art to more than 2 million customers since 1969. Park West Gallery represents all original works by Lebo and once the original is sold it can be reproduced in other formats and on various substrates (think metal, wood, ceramics, premium papers etc). These reproductions are of the highest quality and come in various sizes and price points making them more accessible to a wider audience. Artwork by Lebo can be collected through Park West Gallery cruise ship art auctions and art galleries in Florida and Michigan. View published works here.

'Sweet Salvation'

To learn more about this fascinating artist, visit www.leboart.com also check out his online shop to purchase prints, jewelry, apparel and more at www.shop.leboart.com

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