Artist Statement–

DESCENT– {history}
I'm Leon Ofsky.
Of Norwegian and English descent.
A 36 year old multimedia artist, photographer, art director born in New Zealand. My heroes are Henri Cartier-Bresson, Roger Ballen and Robert Motherwell.

TRANSCEND– {future}
Affinity with the conspiracy of zero as a start point and that it has value. A future. To create something from absolutely nothing.

I put people, stories and mir {landscapes} together to create visceral experiences and experimentation. These come in all forms to not only visually consume, but to frame around a subject or topic– then to work inwards.

My preference is black and white or hyper color in its full range.
We require stark contrasts; the premise for anything I make.
There is no in between.
There are no blurred lines.

When God Comes Back 2019–
A set of paintings to celebrate internal dialgue, scripture.
We are the actors, not the authors.
We are the undivided, the seers.

+Graphite, sand, mezcal, fire, chalk, pastel, eyeliner, gold.

All paintings are SOLD.

Icarus 2017–
We all attempt ill fates with known outcomes.

+Graphite, sand, paint, runes, leather