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Kimpton Surfcomber has partnered with David Le Batard, better known in the art world as Lebo for the second year. An artist recognized for working in a wide spectrum of creative mediums including murals, paintings and sculptures. Lebo is the innovator of Postmodern Cartoon Expressionism - a combination of cartoon imagery, richly saturated balances of color and unique linear composition brought together in a narrative style to inspire emotion and create layers of meaning.
Lebo's visual storytelling method pulls from classic American cartooning and fine art, every form of indigenous art and Egyptian hieroglyphics to create a unique visual language - one that strives to have a wide point of entry for the viewer with endless layers of meaning within. It is a world where mythology, history, metaphysics and illustration all join seamlessly.
Born to Cuban immigrant parents and raised in South Florida, Lebo has become one of the most well-respected muralists in Miami. With a showroom in Wynwood and a studio in Miami Beach, Lebo's art can be found all over the world, in private collections and in corporate partnerships including Norwegian Cruise Lines, Lulu Lemon, Harley Davidson, Audi, Google, Microsoft, Redbull, Ketel One, Bacardi and Ferrari.
'My aim in creating is to explore the purest, most spiritual elements of the arts and sciences (from astronomy to history, from music to physics) and to interpret them through the language of cartoons, giving them a unique and vibrant voice. After all, cartoons are a primordial form of expression that have always combined images in order to tell stories. We have only to think of rock paintings, hieroglyphics or religious iconography for our proof. In reality, even when we look at Picasso's work after 1905, it all becomes very hard edged yet organic. The very essence of cartooning.ʼ – David 'LEBO' Le Batard
Catch Lebo art exclusively at Surfcomber and his Exhibit at Aqua Art Miami 2016
Exhibit Dates:VIP Preview: Wednesday, November 30, 2016
3pm – 10pm Public: Thursday, December 1, 2016
12pm – 9pm
Friday, December 2 - Sunday, December 4, 2016
11am – 6pm
Guests staying at Surfcomber over Art Basel receive complimentary passes to Aqua Art Miami 2016.
- Wakefield Brewery Meet and Greet: Thursday, December 1, 2016 12 noon
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