My name is Dillon Proby. I am a young rising artist out of Phoenix, AZ. My work is really inspired by the black community. My goal is to unite people of color and of all races through visual images. I like to touch on topics that have shaped our black community. As well as events that are going on today.
Darwin Leon was born in 1972 in Santiago de las Vegas a small town in Havana, Cuba. In 1987, Leon's family sought refuge from the political and economical crisis in Cuba, and departed to Spain, then later continued to the United States to settle in Miami. Leon earned his Bachelors in Fine Arts from Miami International University of Art & Design, where he attended as a recipient of the 'Visual Arts Scholarship Award of Excellence' and received Best in Show at his first Juried Student Exhibition. His first direction was expressed through religious portraits. However, he found a greater enthusiasm for figurative and expressionistic forms in which he incorporated satire and irony through surrealism and cubism. Leon's work is energetic, fresh, alive and abundant with color.
I have only started painting over the last few months and have been profoundly affected by the impact that this has had on me and other people. Two whom I hold in very high esteem have assured me that they can see "faces and characters" in my work.
I have wanted to be a Dadaist since I saw Barry Humpries with a wellington boot full of custard. With this in mind I wrote a surreal play in Spanish entitled "La Vida Local". This is completely unintelligible to anyone particularly the Spanish.
I would define myself as a "Textural Abstract Artist". I have attended classes at "Attenborough Arts" in Leicester which gave me the confidence to exhibited paintings in "Cank Street Gallery" and "Ten2 Gallery" in Leicestershire. I am also a life model and it astonishes me constantly that people are able to capture such a true likeness of me.
Artist - Professor - Designer
Create from Within......
My creations are representations of the Aesthetic, the Provocative, and the Raw emotions of the human experience. Signatures of the mind and hand, captured within forms of visual expression.
Enjoy my collection of creations, and I invite you to contact me for any questions regarding purchase, commissions, or general inquiries you may have.
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