Jesus Mariano Leuus (1948 – 2008)
Jesus Leuus was born in Texas in 1948. When he was 14, he and his family immigrated to Mexico where he entered The International Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico City.
Inspired by the designs of the Aztecs and Mayans, Leuus has developed a distinctive style, based on ancient history but unmistakably contemporary. He paints monumental figures that express love, sadness, the rich and the poor, and life and death. Working mostly on masonite and linen, Leuus composes his rich colors by hand mixing the acrylic pigment. He uses a marble dust mixed with the paint to achieve texture. His recognizable style reflects a well-balanced composition of minimalized color, lines and figures.
The time he dedicates to painting is evident in his work and has brought renown as one of the leading modern painters in Mexico today. His international exhibitions took him Barcelona, Madrid, Canada, Venezuela and Quebec. The works of Jesus Leuus can be seen in some of the finest galleries across the world and are in the collections of the modern museums of art in Mexico City, New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Tucson.