Leon Keer - Sensibility and Sensitivity

Leon Keer connects head and heart in a new anamorphic street painting

Leon Keer, the acclaimed 3D and anamorphic street artist, has been invited by Street Art Today to create a new work of art at urban culture lab RAUM in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Reveiled last Saturday, the colourful 150 m2 artwork named ‘Sensibility and Sensitivity’, shows a linked up brain and heart. This connection between both is relevant and needed now more than ever.

In these difficult times, we need to balance the impulses of the head and the heart.

Leon Keer

Street art with a message

Leo Keer’s subjects often include current affairs, such as climate change and quality of life. When asked about the meaning behind this new work, the artist says: “I mainly wanted to create something that exudes positivity. In these difficult times, we need to balance the impulses of the head and the heart.” Because of the current international health crisis that is affecting the entire world, Keer hopes the importance of this message is recognised by all who see it.

At home in Utrecht

“I mainly wanted to create something that exudes positivity”, says Leon Keer. Photo: Mariska Kerpel

Keer is a globally recognized artist who did projects in Europe, the United States, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Russia, New Zealand, Australia and several Asian countries. This is his first public artwork in his hometown Utrecht. “It’s really special to be able to create a work of art in my own city. I can show it to my family and friends. It’s much more difficult to do that when you’re working on the other side of the world.”

Photo: Mariska Kerpel
Leon Keer explains his concept and methods of creating his art (in Dutch). Video: aspc – a small production company

Enjoying art during the COVID-19 outbreak

During the COVID-19 outbreak, visitors are required to keep a distance of least 1.5 meters from one another and follow all Netherlands Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) guidelines. The artwork is of a semi-permanent nature and will be visible for the coming months at RAUM in Utrecht.