Born in Romania, in 1957, painter Vasile Leondar did not have a very easy artistic start due to the communist regime. He studied art at the "Octav Băncilă" in Iaşi.
He says: "I have always (been) drawn to blossom, to express my feelings, to live and to learn my living!" Vasile asserted his personality very early on in the fullness of his complexity. Seeking total independence, he has not joined any artistic group or movement so far. Abstract works alternate or intermingle with other figurative ones and show a link with reality. Confident in his innate talent, and with his strong personality, perseverance and tenacity, he has never experienced periods of doubt: “Each painting is a new lesson of painting for me and I will not stop evolving”. In 1992 he left Romania and settled in De Panne (Belgium). The density and the flexibility of his subject matter, the tenderness and the intensity of his colours, the energy of his strokes - they all mark appeasement and a fresh start.
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