David "Lebo" Le Batard, known simply as Lebo, is a Cuban-American artist born in 1972 in New York City. He was raised in South Florida, which heavily influenced his artistic style. Lebo is known for his distinctive "Postmodern Cartoon Expressionism," which combines elements of street art, cartoon imagery, and abstract expressionism. Lebo's work is characterized by bold colors, strong lines, and an eclectic mix of subjects and symbols, often incorporating text or inspirational phrases. He draws inspiration from a wide range of sources, including music, philosophy, pop culture, and his own Cuban heritage. His unique visual language has made him a popular artist for live painting performances, murals, and collaborations with various brands and events. Lebo has worked on several high-profile projects throughout his career. Some of these include designing the hull artwork for the Norwegian Cruise Line ship, Norwegian Getaway, as well as collaborating with brands like Google, Harley-Davidson, and Adidas. He has also created artwork for major music festivals like Lollapalooza and has painted live alongside musicians like the Beastie Boys, Pharrell Williams, and Thievery Corporation. Lebo's artwork can be found in galleries and private collections around the world, and he continues to be a prominent figure in the contemporary art scene.
Lebo- David Le Batard Boombastic HPM 37 Archival Print by Lebo- David Le Batard
Purchase Boombastic HPM 37 Limited Edition Hand-Embellished Archival Pigment Prints Hand Painted Multiple (HPM) on 330gsm Fine Art Paper by Lebo- David Le Batard Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "This piece was actually inspired by what's called The Roman Standard. I study a lot of ancient history, and in a battle that was how you knew your army was still standing, if the standard still existed. So I just played around with that idea, but instead of using an eagle, I used an owl, which is a symbol of wisdom.There was a bit of negative space that existed after I had finished the painting and I really wanted to expound on some of the smaller elements that were around the piece so that it would create something that would individualize each piece. It basically started with taking these micro-elements in the artwork and making it kind of a macro part. Also, I thought it was important that each piece is breaking out of the composition image, drawing it out, and really bleeding off the image. I really wanted to add more depth and make each one feel more like an original piece that way." - Lebo Slight crease on the upper right-facing margin.