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Leo Boyd piece in Hit the North 2016-11-02

Leo Boyd piece in Hit the North

The English Artist Leo Boyd presented his latest piece, a vertical screen printing, for the festival Hit the North on the city of Belfast.

Leo Boyd was born on Hasting and studied Fine arts in Bristol. During his times in Bristol he was focused in recontextualising sequential and comic art. In 2000 moved to Ireland and in 2012 to Belfast, where he started working in screen paiting as a full time work. His worke is inspired by architecture, comic art, graffiti, vintage propaganda and B-movie posters.

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Leo was invited to the Hit the North Festival in Belfast two months ago, to create a 12ft by 8ft piece in an old boarded up shop (location choosen by the artist).

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Using his screen ptinting, in this case vertical printing, first he uses ghost layers which are the background for painting and before he applies the final dark layer. The central image, the man with the television head, is the only one that is not repeated, all the other ones are repeated throughout the piece.

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Such a big piece cannot be done with one screen, the artist had to use 3 large screens and 2 smaller ones. In order to complete this he had team supporting him, not only helping him do the painting but also providing ideas to complete it.

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Keep up the amazing work Leo!

Tomás Cardoso/ISSA Team

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