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Meet Leonardo Moleiro

Today we’d like to introduce you to Leonardo Moleiro.

Leonardo, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I started painting from a very young age, but it wasn’t until I was 21 that I didn’t take this seriously, something I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

I studied design, art, advertising and sociology in my home country Venezuela, there I developed as an artist and as an advertising creative in the art direction area.

Since 12 years ago, I made the decision to come to the USA looking to grow my career as an artist and as a publicist, I started in the city of Miami where I lived for eight years and then moved to Los Angeles where I now have my studio. It has been a long journey during these years, where I have grown a lot as an artist and that shows in my work, in my proposal, in my colors and the way they interact with my drawings.

For me, moving to Los Angeles was a wise decision since here I have been able to further grow my artistic career given the great influence and history that this city has in the world of popular culture, art, entertainment, etc.

Los Angeles is an information center that impacts you and keeps you creating. It has not been easy, but I have always been very clear about what I want and where I want to go, I think that has made the road a little lighter but also full of obstacles.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The road has been difficult but not impossible. I don’t have any regrets, in fact, I would go through everything all over again if it meant that I would end up right where I am now. Overall, I think the biggest challenge is the consistency and the certainty that you are doing what you really want to do even though there might be a great probability that it will be very difficult. The only way for your work to grow visually and consequently is to paint every day without stopping, exploring and experiencing new things and I think that there is the challenge, that’s the key.

Please tell us more about your art.
I am an artist, I make art and I have a style of my own nowadays, something I call graphic cubism.

I think part of my achievement as an artist is having been able to build my own language. I know that many artists currently use color as a medium, but my drawings, my forms have a very particular language of mine and I have been building that over time.

Currently, if you see my work beyond color there is a very interesting proposal in the forms, it is a very graphic cubism with some abstract influences that invite you to think and discover new forms in them.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Simple. Hard work, that’s the key.

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Image Credit:
Claudio Napolitano

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