Hyperrealist painter Leo Wijnhoven explores the social, economic, political and scientific developments in our post-modern world. He is not overly concerned with personal expression in his paintings, but rather focuses on changing consciousness.
Employing a broad range of styles based on realism, his meticulous brushwork carries an astounding attention to light, shape and miniscule detail in every one of his paintings.
Informed by his objective to look critically at tennets of Western modernism, no subject is too ambitious for the inquisitive Wijhoven.
Wijnhoven’s subject matter is a diverse mixture of the surreal and satirical, as well as more straightforward everyday scenes and still life. His realism often reaches a photorealistic standard. No matter how simple his compositions may appear, Wijnhoven’s works possess meanings deeper than what is immediately visible on the surface.
Wijnhoven’s work has been shown in the Netherlands and also in the United States. He has participated in exhibitions held in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He currently lives in Amsterdam.