Glenda Léon

Glenda Léon
January 31, 2015 ARTempo
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Artist's Statement

There is a longing ignored by a state of complete freedom, for a sense of belonging to the world. I believe in an art that works as a reminder of that state of harmony, listening fully… An art that is as kind of alert to walk more attentively through the world, and that elevates us either spiritually or conceptually.

I am interested in the space between the visible and the invisible, between sound and silence, between the similar and the different, between the ephemeral and the eternal.
Like magic, art is an act of transformation that can sometimes be a simple coincidence, an action to perceive the imperceptible.

From a state of silence and full attention arise ideas. Art is not an outlet for frustrations or problems, but the result of deep thought.

Brief Bio

Born:  1976

Year of First Sale:  2000

Awards

2011-2012: MAEC de Investigación / Scholarship for research, AECID, Madrid, España

2010: Artist in Residency at Fonderie Darling, Montreal, Canada

2004: Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, USA

Collections

Centre George Pompidou, París, Francia; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canadá; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA; Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, USA; Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal, Montreal, Canadá; Walter Philip Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canadá; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana, Cuba