This listing is for a high resolution tangible print in different sizes on either Matte giclee fine art paper or artist grade stretched canvas. Canvas will come full stretched and ready to hang, paper will be rolled in a tube. Prices vary on size and material. These are archival prints made to last a life time.
The painting illustrates a dreamlike world in which all the creatures are traveling to come together and celebrate life. They dance around a blue campfire, with not a care in the world.
The painting started from the process of Pareidolia, utilizing abstract extractionism techniques within a representative world.
It is similar to the concept of finding images within clouds, but in this case within shapes and patterns instead. Pareidolia can help us understand our seemingly random stimuli and how we relate to the rest of society.
About the Artist:
I am a professional artist based out of Raleigh, North Carolina with 10+ years of experience. I earned my BFA in Fine Art with a concentration in painting and drawing from Appalachian State University.
This piece focuses on the idea of pareidolia, a psychological phenomenon involving vague and random stimulus that is perceived as significant. Leitner compares the concept of this recent body of work with the leisurely activity of looking at the clouds and finding new shapes within them. But instead of finding shapes in the clouds, Leitner finds new images and characters within the traditional landscapes and portraits that are his work. As the paint dries, he stares at a piece for hours until these characters appear to him. Leitner then outlines and draws these images, revealing a once hidden world to the viewer.