Shanghai / Beijing

Shanghai Dreaming, 2017

All the city's hubub collided together into a hot and humid kaleidoscope of Shanghainess. Stay tuned for more.

leon fenster shanghai dreaming art

An excerpt of the larger artwork

Work officially begun on this piece back in 2009 in Leon's head when he first arrived in the city. In late 2017 he finally sat down to put pen to paper and all things Shanghai came tumbling out.

leon fenster shanghai dreaming art

An excerpt of the larger artwork

After just 3 sleepless weeks, it was all there on the page. Shanghai embodied:

leon fenster shanghai dreaming art

Shanghai Dreams

Beijing Technicolour Dreamcoat

A Celebration of Beijing's Glorious Pandemonium

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Drawing 'Beijing Technicolour Dream Coat'

Join Leon for a whimsical journey through the hutongs, high-rises and sights.

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Small section of 'Beijing Technicolour Dream Coat'

Flying 三轮车s collide with dangling window cleaners while ferraris screech past eternally patient stone lions.

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'Beijing Techicolour Dream Coat' as exhibited in 798's IBCC gallery

Opera House Beijing

What would happen if all of Beijing was invited to one opera house to became the performers, musicians and audience? Here's the joyously absurd answer..

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Small section of 'Opera House Beijing'

The artwork captures the restless grandeur and bustling energy of Beijing. It’s a unique way of seeing the city.

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'Opera House Beijing' as exhibited in Beijing's Dashilar

A work overflowing with exuberant details to discover and new stories emerging on each viewing. 

Leon fenster beijing art

An excerpt from the larger artwork

Leon fenster beijing art

An excerpt from the larger artwork