LINA CERRONE GALLERY DEBUTS ALL-NEW SOLO EXHIBITION BY LEO & STEPH
The Wynwood Gallery Will Host Special Opening Celebration With the Artist Duo, December 1st Through December 3rd
– Lina Cerrone Gallery, an international contemporary art gallery in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood Arts District, is kicking off Miami Art Week with the launch of a new solo exhibition featuring the dynamic French-Brazilian pop art duo Leo & Steph. The exhibition opening will take place on Friday, December 1, from 5:30-9 p.m.
Leo & Steph have made a name for themselves by way of Paris, Dubai, Geneve, London and Miami by turning iconic brands, including Chanel, Hermès, Balenciaga and Yves Saint Laurent, into unique and exclusive works of art. Leo, a Brazilian graphic and interior designer, and Steph, a well-renowned French producer with over 20 years of experience in the media industry, met and fell in love in Paris 13 years ago and turned their shared passion for pop art into collaborative pieces of playful and colorful works of art. Their new exhibition at Lina Cerrone Gallery will feature approximately 14 new prints alongside three new “KID CUP” sculptures, the pair’s iconic gender-neutral embodiments of the eternal, joyful inner child. The figures symbolize unending optimism, perpetually in pursuit of the whimsical and radiant aspects of life, with their ever-present cup representing a love for life’s offerings.
Lina Cerrone Gallery welcomes art enthusiasts and collectors who seek both established and rising talents. It especially caters to those with an eye for European and South American artists, offering a diverse range of contemporary works, from neo-pop art to classical fine art. The gallery uniquely showcases artists who transform new mediums into art. For example, it was the first gallery in the U.S. to exhibit works by Patrick Roger, a famed French chocolatier and sculptor known for his chocolate sculptures that metamorphose into bronze. The gallery also features “Le Chocolat des Francais,” known for its artistically designed packaging celebrated at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and COCOADDICTION created by French chefs Oliver Rodriguez and Greg Pugin, a former chef at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon.
“More than just a gallery space, Lina Cerrone Gallery is a pulsating heart in the Wynwood Arts District,” said Fredric Lean, co-founder of Lina Cerrone Gallery. “Lina Cerrone and I have strived to create a haven where art isn’t just displayed but lives and breathes. We are excited to present this solo exhibition by Leo & Steph to showcase the pair’s latest works. Each piece in the collection is one-of-a-kind, emphasizing its uniqueness as a series of 1/1.”
The untitled Leo & Steph exhibition will be on view at Lina Cerrone Gallery through December 3, 2023.
Lina Cerrone Gallery is located at 2239 NW Second Ave., Miami, FL 33137. For more information, visit linacerronegallery.com or follow on Instagram @linacerronegallery.
Meet Leo & Steph, the French-Brazilian duo taking the art world by storm with their iconic character, KID CUP. This faceless, gender-neutral figure represents the playful and optimistic inner child in all of us, always seeking out the joy and positivity in life. KID CUP is never without their cup, which serves as a symbol of their love for life and all it has to offer. Welcome to the KID CUP FAMILY!
Leo, a Brazilian native, has been living in Paris since 2008. He is a versatile designer with expertise in both graphic and interior design, and has been painting, sculpting, and drawing for as long as he can remember. In addition to his artistic pursuits, Leo is also one of the Artistic Directors for one of France’s largest e-commerce companies.
Stéphane, a French native, has over 20 years of experience in the media industry. He has held leadership roles at NRJ and ENDEMOL, and currently works as a TV producer at JLA GROUP. With a love for decoration and a desire to create playful and colorful pieces, Stéphane brings a unique perspective to the art world. Together, Leo & Steph are a dynamic duo that is sure to make a splash in the art world.
About Lina Cerrone Gallery
Lina Cerrone Gallery, co-founded by Lina Cerrone and Fredric Lean, is a beacon of contemporary art in Miami’s Wynwood Art District. The gallery is a family endeavor rooted in a shared passion for art that transcends borders. It specializes in showcasing a diverse range of contemporary artists, with a focus on connecting people with the vibrant world of international creativity. For more information, visit linacerronegallery.com or follow on Instagram @linacerronegallery.
About Leo & Steph
Dynamic French-Brazilian artistic duo Leo and Steph have made an indelible mark on the global art scene with their collaborative “KID CUP” masterpieces, which have captured hearts worldwide. Leo, a Brazilian native who has called Paris home since 2008, is a versatile designer whose lifelong dedication to painting, sculpting and drawing has enriched his eclectic portfolio. Stéphane, who has over 20 years of experience in the media industry, currently works as a TV producer at JLA Group. His deep passion for decoration and creating vibrant, playful artworks adds a unique dimension to the artistic world. Together, Leo and Steph’s artistic expertise promises a vibrant explosion of creativity and enchantment. For more information, visit leoetsteph.com.