I'm Darwin Leon
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 economic crisis in Cuba, and departed to Spain, then later continued to the United States to settle in Miami.
Leon earned his bachelor’s 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. Leon's art combines aspects of the masters of the Renaissance, including the technique of
chiaroscuro, with his own surreal style, which he refers to as Contemporary Expressionistic
Surrealism. Scenic images portray the nature of expressive design through the movement of
action and textured aspects. With a sharp sense of humor and figurative imagination, Darwin
Leon details the social context of pseudo-political, human involvement with a gift for enhanced
form and characterization. Displaying the imbalances of society with a satirical perspective, his
artistic creations animate the discontinuities of the postindustrial order. Leon's paintings play
on the interpersonal deceptions that move a society. For years, Darwin Leon was an arts Instructor for drawing, painting, anatomy and modern
painting at the South Florida Arts Center, Miami Beach, and Art Center Manatee in Bradenton, Fl. He currently resides in Miami, Florida, where he teaches Drawing and painting in the school
I believe in revising classical methods of art to create a more contemporary form of expression.
My art mirrors life and the social issues of our time, while revealing the historical aspects of
humanity that continue to govern and motivate us even today.
"In my work, the human figure is the
constant denominator drawing on classical interpretation and moving into surrealism that
symbolizes the echo of human nature, distortion, and motivation through time. With a foundation
for serious commentary, I employ the levity of humor so that people can grasp the meaning
without feeling too challenged by the message."
Find out more about DARWIN LEON
My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.