Native to Seattle, Washington with foundations in hip hop culture, Leo Shallat incorporates movement and lyrical aspects to his multi-disciplinary work. From murals to canvas to interior design, Leo is developing an intuitive symbolic language, inspired by dance, typography, and storytelling. His work explores the intersection of proto-word forms, fine art elements, and everyday objects.
What started as a fascination with brushwork has evolved into expression through multimedia. The heart of his creations is an intuitive freestyle flow. Each piece becomes a movement based conversation with the world. Pieces are born from ideas or themes, organically constructed in layers, embedding meaning with each pass. This creates vessels which express concepts at every level, from the tools, to the medium, to the message. Leo currently lives in Seattle and works as a freelance artist and designer for private and commercial clients.
Get in touch: Leoshallat@gmail.com | (206) 963-9598