Leon Keer – Malta

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Alongside the Malta Street Art Festival, artist Leon Keer decorated a boardwalk with bright, elongated gummy bears that appear skewed when up close, but tower in height when viewed from above. This band of nine realistic candy bears seem to interact with the passersby, their slanted shapes appearing to be the same height as those who stop to take a closer look.

The anamorphic bears don’t seem to be celebrating their position on the Valetta waterfront however, as their composition looks as if they’re mourning a fallen green friend, which Keer confirms is indeed deceased.

Keer began painting while working on large advertisement murals for multinational corporations. His commissions have stretched from Europe to Asia and included work for Coca-Cola. Keer exhibits his own paintings in various Dutch and UK galleries and also presents work through live-action painting performances on the street. (via My Modern Met)

Leon Keer learned to paint through designing and producing large advertising murals for multinationals such as Coca-Cola. He has executed commissions in Europe, The United States, The United Arabic Emirates and Australia and several Asian countries. His knowledge of materials, acquired by painting on all kinds of foundations for his clients, led to an interest in experimenting with materials and techniques.

Also During his career Leon 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. At this moment Leon is a world leading artist in the anamorphic street art. The 3d street 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 art form strengthens its existence’.

Recently he decorated a boardwalk with bright gummy bears that appear skewed when up close, but tower in height when viewed from above. This band of nine realistic candy bears seem to interact with the passersby, their slanted shapes appearing to be the same height as those who stop to take a closer look.

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