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Leon Keer – Forced Perspective
5 June – 28 August 2021

Opening hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12:00 – 17:00 and by appointment.

Free admission

Wanrooij Gallery in Amsterdam presents a retrospective exhibition of Leon Keer from
5 June until 28 August 2021. The Dutch mixed media artist is the master of optical
illusion. The solo exhibition ‘Forced Perspective’ shows a colourful selection of new
paintings, sculptures, installations, anamorphic artworks and Augmented Reality (AR).
The two floors of the gallery will be transformed into a surreal universe.

Leon Keer is one of the world’s leading artists in anamorphic art. By playing with
perspectives he creates incredible new worlds. The artist has executed numerous 3D murals
and street paintings in Europe, the United States, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Asia,
Australia and New Zealand. In the Netherlands, he has cooperated with the Fries Museum,
Museum Arnhem, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and Van Gogh Museum.

The artist is inspired by pop surrealism and new technology. With the use of Augmented
Reality he is able to show an extra dimension in his art. A message seems to be present.
Current issues are reviewed, such as environmental concerns, social inequality and the
livability of this world. The artworks reflect a fascination for old materials and a timeless
longing for unspoiled beauty.

Leon Keer lives and works in Utrecht and a visual artist since 1997. His autonomous work
has been presented at international art fairs such as Art Miami, Moniker Art Fair London,
SCOPE Basel and SCOPE New York. In 2018, he won the Street Art Awards Benelux for
best artist. The extensive and iconic oeuvre of Leon Keer is captured in a first monograph,
titled ‘In Case of lost Childhood’ and released in November 2020.

Wanrooij Gallery
KNSM-laan 301 in Amsterdam

www.wanrooijgallery.com
www.leonkeer.com

Leon Keer is a world leading artist in the anamorphic street art. He has executed commissions in Europe, The United States, Mexico, The United Arabic Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Russia, New Zealand, Australia and several Asian countries.
A message seems to be present in his work. Current issues are reviewed, such as environmental concerns and the livability of this world. Leon Keer is constantly aware of the playfulness and beauty versus the degradation around him, a contrast that he expresses and amplifies in his work and which he uses as a metaphor for live.
His paintings reflect his thoughts, confronting the viewer with the diseased spirit of our times, visible decay counter-pointing a timeless longing for unspoiled beauty.
During his career Leon Keer often presented his art by live-action-painting performances. His ability of performing as a street painter, lets him share the joy of painting with the public. The anamorphic paintings are temporary but the images are shared via social media all over the world. He says: ‘Every street art piece is unique and belongs to the street and its residents, the temporary fact about this artform strengthens its existence’.

 

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