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Takis at White Cube

I have a picture essay in the recently published WHITE CUBE COMPANION.

Many thanks to Honey Luard of White Cube for inviting me to photograph the work of the great kinetic artist Takis.

I arranged to shoot early on a Sunday morning with the gallery lights off, total darkness, choosing to light the sculptures with a single high power focused beam positioned several meters out of frame. I hope that Takis would have approved.

Aston Martin F1

I was asked to photograph the new Aston Martin Cognizant 2021 Formula 1 car.

I created a total environment for the car using a combination of analogue colour flares and abstract colour fields as the basis for rendered backgrounds.

The images are featured as the cover story of Aston Martin magazine.

Publika Fenestro : Sophy Rickett x Leon Chew

Installation at Filet as part of Publika Fenestro 

30th September - 5th October 2020

Very pleased to announce that I will be showing a collaborative project made with Sophy Rickett, the image we have created will be shown at Filet Space,  103 Murray Grove, Hoxton, London, N1 7QP. 

Doubt we'll be holding a private view.. but if you're in the area come and have a look.

Filet is a space for experimental art production founded by Rut Blees Luxemburg and Uta Kögelberger.

More info at @filetspace

Adrenochromes

Solo show at MKII, London. 1st-8th August 2020

Summer show of new works from the series Automated Aesthetics

8 works, UV ink on hand prepared gesso panels. 400x500mm


Now represented by Common Era

For all commercial enquiries please contact:

kevin@commonera.co.uk
+44 20 7737 2189

For collaborations and all other enquiries contact via usual channels.

non-pavilion - Hysterical Cell at the V&A

I'll be showing a version of my project Hysterical Cell entitled Your Upholstered Apocalypse at the Victoria & Albert Museum during this years London Design Festival.

Your Upholstered Apocalypse will be visible through an Augmented Reality application, devices will be handed out to visitors when they arrive along with instructions for use.

14th-22nd September 2019.      info link

Victoria and Albert Museum, Sackler Courtyard, West Entrance. Hope to see you there.

The India Club - Matter

Photolondon Satellite  2019

info link

For the 5th iteration of the India Club on the Strand

I will be showing 2 interconnected bodies of work.

Juggernaut -16min HD video

Minor Damage - 5 framed archival inkjet prints 650x425mm

The show runs 16 - 19 May

Dezeen - Tate Modern Tanks

November 2018

I created a series of films for the inaugural Dezeen Awards ceremony. Screened before during and after the awards, the films were projected across 3 screens in the Tate Modern Tanks. 

thanks to Micha Weidmann Studio for the great commission.

Simon Lee Gallery

360º vinyl installation as part of this group exhibition organised by Kenny Schachter

3 - 20 OCTOBER 2018, LONDON

VITO ACCONCI | SARAH LUCAS | RACHEL HARRISON | ILONA RICH | ADRIAN SCHACHTER | GABRIEL SCHACHTER | KAI SCHACHTER | KENNY SCHACHTER | SAGE SCHACHTER | RUDOLF STINGEL | PAUL THEK | FRANZ WEST | CHRISTOPHER WOOL

Vinyl photography: © Leon Chew.

Download press release

Aalto.Nagy.29

A film made in collaboration with Paul Anton Smith

The film is screening on www.wallpaper.com

and on my projects page here

big thanks to Vladislav Delay for the soundtrack. You can find more of his work here

The India Club - FRICTION

An official satellite event of PhotoLondon 2018. The India Club again hosts our annual group show. 

I'll be showing a new body of work - BIKINI state

German Electrics for Wallpaper*

Shot on location in Germany. April Issue of Wallpaper* magazine.

Manual - Anothermag

Anothermag have written a nice piece on the Manual book project.


check it here

Post Industrial Colour

Out Now!

Featured in the latest issue of Viewpoint Colour, illustrating a text on CMF design.


#MANUAL at Design Miami/Basel


Come to see the cars and pick up a book!!

Hall 1 at Design Miami/Basel 13-18 June 2017

website link

#rovecars


The India Club - Independence

The third iteration of The India Club, a project conceived by artists collective Specular Assembly. A site-specific installation at the historic India Club.

Artists: Ben Cave, Leon Chew, Will Jennings, Katja Mayer, Lee Milne and Minna Pöllänen and invited participants Night Schoolers.

18 – 28 May 2017
Hotel Strand Continental
143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA
www.specularassembly.com

International Lawns - Field Trip 7 - Group Show

Domo Baal is delighted to present Field Trip No.7. 

A Native Hundred, Bruce McLean, Chen Po–I, Craig Burnett, D.C. Nelson, Gerhard Lang, Jonathan Meades, Leon Chew, Marcel Dinahet, Paul Nash, Scott Myles and Vivien Lee.

Saturday 14 November 2015, 12 – 6pm
DOMOBAAL
3 John Street, London WC1N 2ES
www.domobaal.com