Leonardo Ceballos was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco. A passion for drawing led to his  discovery by an observant painter who was intrigued by his unique  technique. Truth be told, his technique was stealing bits and pieces  from those he admired, forming the building blocks of what would become a  singular voice. The story of Latin American immigrants is not a new  one, but in the hands of the talented Leonardo, the story is presented  in a new light.

For an artist, inspiration comes from a plethora of places  and it is no different with Leonardo. First and foremost, there is the  influence of his mother specifically and women in general, in the heroic  as well as nurturing context. An image of females, typically larger  than life is a recurring theme in paintings. Leonardo has a need to  speak through his hands which he finds much more proficient than words,  whether it be on a canvas, through graphic arts or in creating handmade  masks, his life is one of a seemingly endless number of projects.

Though his works are very personal in nature, they are  complete only when seen through the eyes of an observer. With elements  that reflect Latin American traditions, his work is the expression of an  emerging talent both proud of his Mexican roots, yet fully engaged in  the American Dream. The hardships, rejection and loneliness he has felt  through his journeys are elements that give way to hope, triumph, and a  renewed passion for what lies ahead. The road he has taken has been  filled with detours, yet each stop along the way has been its own unique  destination and inspiration. In much the same way his work reflects the  maturing emotions and imagination of his life, a life spent seeking an  undiluted expression of experiences and observations.

By Daniel Tyree


About Leo...

Education / Educación

 • 1992-1996 - Graphic Designer Fine Arts school,  University of Guadalajara. Guadalajara, Jalisco. México.

• 2000 - Third International Meeting of Graphic Design Conferences. Guadalajara, Jalisco. México.

• 1998 - Creating and Manipulating Marionettes Professor: Luis Manuel Aguilar .  Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico.

• 1997 - Technical Actoral Masks Professor: Alicia Martínez. Teatro Experimental de Jalisco - Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico.

• 1996 - Acting Workshop Teacher: Jorge Ángeles. Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico.

• 1989-1992 - Electricity and Electronics . Technological School of the West - Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico.

Resume / Curriculum

Participation in: 

Graphic Designer,   Cartoonist , Website Designer, Photography, Videos ,  Production Assistant, Stage Design & Play-acting ...

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