Kevin Ledo’s artistic practice crosses back and forth through the boundaries of mural, street art, fine art, and art installation. While there has been a consistent exploration in portraiture and the human form, the last few years have opened Ledo up to abstract art, mark making and colour theory, and a quest to integrate these seemingly opposite disciplines.
Ledo traces his influences and inspiration to a multitude of forces including psychology and neuroscience, religious iconography, music and design. Firmly grounded in classical painting techniques and materials while plugged into contemporary perspectives, Ledo also brings his elegant approach of realism to his compositions.
The subject and approach to Kevin Ledo’s artwork changes according to whether it be public art or in fine art. While there is a common visual thread between these different activities, his public art has several different considerations that are taken into account in his process, such as the neighbourhood the mural is set to be in; the history of the area and the audience. Ledo’s public murals are often celebrations of people and diversity, and aim to relate to the communities they are found in.
On the other hand, Ledo’s studio work serves to help him understand his own mind and the mind of others; exploring the constructs that make up one’s character, flirting with metaphysics, individual divinity and beauty. In the studio Ledo functions intuitively, coming to understand what the work is about as it unfolds. Whenever possible, Ledo photographs the subjects he uses as reference. (https://www.kevinledo.com/test-biography/)