Michael Leon

Michael Leon

Michael Leon was born in 1974 in Tampa, Florida, graduated from CalArts in 1997, and is currently based in Los Angeles. He was a co-creator of Commonwealth Stacks, Rasa Libre, and Nike’s Tech Pack. He has contributed design and art direction to Fourstar Clothing, Girl Skateboards, Stussy, DC, Arkitip, and most recently, Nike SB. Throughout the past 20 years, Michael Leon has been influential to the worlds of both design and skateboarding, his style is in a class of its own.

"Blue State", Screen print, Signed and numbered by the artist  24" x 36"

"Blue State", Screen print, Signed and numbered by the artist 24" x 36"

"Untitled",  Metallic red flake over individually hand-poured solid gypsum. 6 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches; 7 pounds, Hand engraved signature and number by the artist, 2009.

"Untitled", Metallic red flake over individually hand-poured solid gypsum. 6 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches; 7 pounds, Hand engraved signature and number by the artist, 2009.

"Untitled",  Metallic silver flake over individually hand-poured solid gypsum. 6 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches; 7 pounds, Hand engraved signature and number by the artist, 2009.

"Untitled", Metallic silver flake over individually hand-poured solid gypsum. 6 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches; 7 pounds, Hand engraved signature and number by the artist, 2009.

  • http://www.inkstainedhands.com Bill

    Not being a skateboarding or Californian I feel like I am missing a ton of subtext/back story on this art. I think it is cool, but I can tell there is a lot more – there is a rich vibe that I picking up on but that I can’t decipher. The text makes me think that Michael Leon has a cult of personality surrounding him. Sounds like a fascinating person to interview – I would like to know more.