Leon Center Collections

Leo Núñez was born in Santiago de los Caballeros. He began his artistic training at the School of Fine Arts and the Institute of Culture and Art (ICA), both in the city of Santiago. He also studied at Altos de Chavón School of Design, in La Romana, where Magna Cum Laude graduated from 1995. Additionally, he attended several painting specialization courses at Parsons School of Design, in New York, and metal printing at the Experimental Graphic Workshop, in Havana, Cuba. The career of this artist was interrupted by his death at the wrong time in the year 2001. Leo Núñez addresses his childhood memories in oil paintings that depict deep, dark and dreary forests that look at the Caribbean from a somber perspective. Its creation was the product of constant research, evident in the search for new forms of expression. Mystery of the Caribbean: Lost Tropic Series presents the vision of the forest where, according to popular religiosity, one of the most important deities lives for our culture, known as Gran Boix, master of the forests, which is represented in the work by a trunk. This reference makes evident the restlessness of the author by the Dominican religious and spiritual identity.



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