Coming from the graffiti world of the 90′s, LEYTO, a French artist from Brittany, spreads his creations just as well on canvas as on city walls, abandoned industrial sites and factories and other forms that cross his path.

Fascinated by signs and symbols, he seeks to disobey the graffiti codes to elaborate his own graphic system. His sensitive and instinctive writing is born from “tags”, “flops” and “throw-ups” made on the streets; three emblematic disciplines of graffiti combining dexterity and rapidity of execution which have always stimulated his imagination.

Later, enriched by his inspirations such as Pollock, De Kooning, Alechinsky or Dotremont, this writing, liberated from lettering systems, is improvised little by little so that it builds upon itself and mutates in a lyrical abstraction structured by spiky or rounded shapes, sometimes violent, always poetic.

From his very colorful abstract paintings to his large wall frescoes, he invites us to enter an expressionist universe where color supports line which writes as much as it draws.

 


The paintings dated in 2016 were made for L’Epicerie Fine HK

For any information and inquiry please send an email to bonjour@lepiceriefinehk.com

Leyto

Fullsize

Leyto – 2016

Fullsize

71 x 61 cm

Spray paint and acrylic on canvas

Signed

Leyto

Xper

Leyto – 2016

Xper

63 x 45 cm

Spray paint and acrylic on canvas

Signed

Leyto

gadjo-hd

Leyto – 2016

Gadjo

66 x 54 cm

Spray paint and acrylic on canvas

Signed

Leyto

Goths

Leyto – 2014

Goths

32 x 32 cm

Spray paint and acrylic on canvas

Signed

Leyto

Change

Leyto – 2016

Change

96 x 73 cm

Spray paint and acrylic on canvas

Signed

Leyto

iksandar-hd

Leyto – 2016

Iksandar

98 x 70 cm

Spray paint and acrylic on canvas

Signed

Leyto

messy-words

Leyto – 2016

Messy words

94 x 77 cm

Spray paint and acrylic on canvas

Signed

Leyto

nevski

Leyto – 2016

Nevski

65 x 45 cm

Spray paint and acrylic on canvas

Signed

Leyto

glyphistoria-hd

Leyto – 2015

Glyphistoria

21 x 30 cm

Spray paint and acrylic on canvas

Signed

Leyto

sunny-bird

Leyto – 2015

Sunny Bird

21 x 30 cm

Spray paint and acrylic on canvas

Signed