We posted up a feature on Léonard Combier‘s work before here. But he recently reached out to us to fire over some new work that he wanted to share. Here’s what he had to say about his practice and loads of flicks after the jump:
“Léonard Combier is a 24 year-old French painter and illustrator living in Berlin. He started drawing by himself when he was a child and never stopped. He works mainly with ink on paper or with acrylic paint and Poscas on canvas.
At first sight, his canvases seem like a big clutter, but when the spectator comes closer, he progressively dives in the artwork to go beyond the obvious foreground and discovers an infinity of hidden details dispersed for him. With this attention to detail – taken to the extreme – the artworks of Léonard Combier are made to be explored. They display an abundance of small characters and catch phrases popping up from everywhere. There is an undeniable dose of dark humor and assumed sexuality, which is never intended to be shocking, only irreverent.
‘My goal here is to amuse the spectator and to take him into my world. I want to make out of each artwork a maze, in which ones like to wander and discover all the nooks and crannies.”