A.J. Leibengeist

I am an independent artist residing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. I relocated here at the turn of the millennium to transition from my professional career in to a life of art, music and motorcycles. I am a U.S. Veteran and a member of the New Mexico Veterans Art group.

In the late 1960's, I started my engagement in the art and science programs at the Kirk Patrick Planetarium at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds. It was there, I created and sold My first art work. Over the decades, I received both private and classroom training in art, illustration and drafting. I've been able to apply those skills throughout my professional career life. I've created university course materials, architectural and construction plans, network diagrams, clothing and custom gear designs.

I believe that visual art can be a strong communication and emotional experience just as is music, poem and prose. Our world and lives are too complex to remain a simpleton, you'd only get kicked to the curb of life. At times I can be a minimalist, seeking to use simple forms to express a broader meaning. Then I can be manically attentive to detail striving for a more grand image. More recently, I've been focusing on a story based, issue addressing, emotional and historical significant. This lead to the fifteen piece set titled, A Crash of Rhinos.

 

“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality,”
The Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland.