A painter and sculptor, Lluís Lleó has lived in New York since 1989, though he continues to spend time in his studio in Girona. Oil, watercolour and wax have been characteristics of his painting since the early 1990s, works in which geometry is a constant element in the shape of almost organic forms. He even conceived a new, three-dimensional type of painting with the inclusion of objects on the canvas, an idea that may relate back to his work in the field of engraving. In an initiative that would link him to the Catalan Romanesque tradition he developed one of its most ancient techniques, that of al fresco painting, establishing a connection between painting and architecture.
He has exhibited in Galeria Carles Taché in Barcelona, the Sala Pelaires in Palma, the Galería Alfredo Viñas in Malaga, and the Kingsborough Community College of New York, among many others. The prestigious Spanish and international collections that hold his work include the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), Fundació ”la Caixa”, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Sofía Imber (Caracas) and the Nagoya Art Museum (Nagoya, Japan).