Linsey Levendall draws and paints surreal scenes ripped from the subconscious, his figures containing worlds within. The artist uses a variety of approaches in his dreamlike drawings and paintings, moving between precise linework and chaotic, yet controlled strokes.
“His work is driven by a need to be in sync with his subconscious thoughts and dreams that reflect his mileu, in particular growing up in Cape Town’s Cape Flats, a place filled with nature and wildlife but corrupted by human violence and suffering,” a statement says. “He currently lives and works in rural Canada with his wife and family. He defines his work as ‘mildly trippy,’ treading the fine line between beauty and distortion. His mash-up of influences ranges from the art historical to the contemporary, including the Surrealist artist Salvador Dali, animation, graphic novels and Cubism.”
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