World Class Artist

The way that Leland sees the world has increasingly expanded in the recent years, and in addition to painting, he has also begun experimenting with object collages, large-scale murals, with artworks showing architectural-like scale and even tapping into the virtual world. Postcards of his paintings have become a mean of activation, and through which, flat, two-dimensional pieces can become cyber artworks, going from being still to being animated. This shows the boundless possibilities that his art possesses. This way of connecting actual paintings with the virtual world is quite uncommon, with the borders of reality and virtuality transcended, seeking to develop a new way for creative expression. Creatively speaking, we can say that Leland is a magician that works with paintings.

Nanjo Fumio
Director of Mori Art Museum