Bold, iconic, figurative imagery is what Kevin Ledo, the native Montreal artist, brings forth in his art. Crossing back and forth through artistic boundaries and genres such as fine art, pop art, mural art, street art, and gold leaf art installations, Ledo covers a lot of ground in his quest to render justice to his artistic visions and insights.
Ledo’s realistic renderings are often juxtaposed to hard edge graphic shapes and designs, void of any foreground or background, suspending his figures between worlds, capturing moments of contemplation, intimacy, emotion and wonderment. A large portion of Ledo’s work is centred on merging female beauty with divinity, notably in the body of work “The Guiding Light,” where Ledo creates contemporary icons paintings by mixing high-end fashion advertisements with early Christian iconography.
Ledo expresses influence and inspiration from a multitude of forces including religious imagery, graphic design, psychedelic music, travel, photography, psychology, Buddhist philosophy, metaphysics, and especially intangible concepts such as infinity, consciousness, and perception.
Kevin Ledo’s artwork is exhibited and collected worldwide. His gold leaf and art installations adorn the walls and establishments throughout the Americas and parts of Asia . Ledo is represented by the Yves Laroche and Station16 galleries in Montreal, while also working with Ayden Gallery in Vancouver and Hellion Gallery in Portland. As an active member of the En Masse project since 2009, Ledo has painted with the group at numerous art fairs, museums and events across the USA and Canada, including the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal. Ledo exhibited at the ModeMuseum in Hasselt, Belgium, has been featured in Juxtapoz Magazine, My Modern Met, Artist a Day, Cool Hunting and numerous other publications and media including Yahoo! News, Washinton Times, La Presse, CBC Radio1, The Montreal Gazette and Bizarre Beyond Belief.