CITY RUINS by Leonardo Nierman
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CITY RUINS by Leonardo Nierman is an original lithograph with image and sheet size is 23″ X 18”. It was published in 1975 in an edition of 250. The print is signed and numbered in white pencil and the print is in mint condition.
This is a beautiful rare print and my picture does not show the beautiful detail in the imagery. This piece is from the suite titled “Intuition of the Universe”.
ABOUT THE ARTIST – (click on any picture to enlarge it)
Leonardo Nierman (born November 1, 1932), full name Leonardo Nierman Mendelejis, is a Mexican artist mostly known for his painting and sculpture. He at first wanted to be a violinist, but gave it up after twenty years when he compared a recording of his playing with that of Yehudi Menuhin. However, his musical training has been a major influence on his painting and sculpture, reproducing movement and harmony as Nierman sees similarities between the two disciplines.
Nierman has had exhibitions in Mexico and abroad and over sixty recognitions of his work, half of which are from outside Mexico. His work is abstract but still with discernible images from nature such as birds, water, lightning and more. His paintings are in pure colors while his sculptures are generally of metal, often silver-toned.
In his painting, he prefers to work with clean pigments as the mixing of colors tend to dull the effect of light. When he paints, he says it is like going crazy. He does not know at that time if the work is good or not only that it makes him feel. It is not conscious or planned. Nierman has said: Painting is to me the aperture through which it is possible to enter a certain world; in it the viewer may find an endless number of magic images, objects, remembrances, associations, fears, joys, hopes and dreams.
His sculpture work has been made of marble, silver, gold, bronze and stainless steel, but it is usually silver-toned. These often contain elements such as birds, angels, archangels, winged victories, flames, and musical instruments. His metal sculptures evoke movement and harmony usually through the use of spirals.