About

"This Berlin-based Venezuelan artist's world could be, loosely, described as a tropical-punk, realistic universe in which carefully written, beautifully drawn-yet-fucked-up characters constantly go through a wide range of gloom emotions. Nostalgia, homesickness, fear...
His work's tone is not what you'd expect from a Caribbean lad... and yet it makes sense in a way only the truth can.
That's Leonardo Gonzalez' work's main feature: the beautiful contrast between his insanely delicate hand-drawn lines and the brutish rough edges of the subjects he tackles."
César Elster, Latin Grammy Award-winning writer and producer

For commercial inquiries or art commissions feel free to write directly at:

gonzalezillustration@gmail.com



Awards:

Grammy Award 2014 ­ Best Music Video (Art Direction)
Promax Broadcasting Designs Awards ­ International 2009 - ­ E­card
Promax Broadcasting Designs Awards ­ Latin America 2008 - ­ Online Advertising Campaign
Promax Broadcasting Designs Awards ­ Latin America. 2008 - ­ On­ Air Identity Campaign


Exhibitions:

Festival EQNX. Festival Interdisciplinar i Autogestionat d’Arts a Can Batlló. Barcelona, 2015
Wrestling at Ikea. Vetro Editions. Berlin, 2015
Endstation Künstler. Berlin, 2012
Festival Platano Rock. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 2010
Megalomania. Café CK. Berlin, 2010
Seven Deadly Sins, Madrid, 2010
Mitos Urbanos: Machera. CELARG. Caracas, 2006
Machera, El Santo Malandro. Museo de Arte Moderno Juan Astorga Anta. Mérida, 2004



International Selection:

Guanajuato International Film Festival México
Chicago International Children's Film Festival USA
St. Louis International Film Festival USA
Montreal World Film Fest Canada
Savannah Film Festival USA
Cinanima Portugal
Bradford Animation Festival UK
Festival Internacional de Cine de Margarita Venezuela
Santa Barbara International Film Festival USA
Mar del Plata International Film Festival Argentina
Stuttgart Trickfilm Festival Alemania
Festival Internacional de Cine de La Habana Cuba
Miami International Film Festival USA
Expotoons Argentina
Animax Skopje Fest Macedonia
FENACO Perú
Animamundi Brasil
South Side Film Festival USA
Flatpack Film Festival UK
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