EDJI GALLERY is proud to present Canvas Chronicles, a solo exhibition by Italian ultra-contemporary artist Leonardo Guglielmi, launching on September 7th, 2023 in Brussels. This exhibition will mark the artist’s debut solo show in Belgium and will present his newest body of works in which he seeks to reflect on his approach to art and tradition.
Leonard Guglielmi was born and raised on the outskirts of Venice, Italy, where he received a classical art education. In a region known for its many great artists, this primarily involved studying proportions, human anatomy, and the works of Old Masters. Now based in Guangzhou, China, Leonardo’s work focuses on the refusal of taught academic art rules. He expresses this by overly simplifying proportions, using less than canonical subjects, and exploring subcultures.
Leonardo also brings modern aspects of life into his work such as the contemporary depiction of humanities, fashion Items, and tattoos, in an attempt to create a conversation between tradition and present realities that continue to evolve within society.
In this exhibition, entitled ‘Canvas Chronicle’, the artist seeks to reflect on his personal relationship with art. Growing up, he felt deeply empowered by old masterpieces, which played a pivotal role in his journey to becoming an artist. The artworks presented in ‘Canvas Chronicles’ seamlessly blend classical art references with contemporary elements, creating a visual dialogue which promises to be a celebration of artistic evolution and the profound impact of art on the artist’s life.