The Ecuadorian Leonardo Hidalgo, who has been living since the 90s in Miami, United States, explores a new stage in his role as an artist. His challenge has been to overcome himself, to arrive and make an interesting proposal, which took him a while, but now he has achieved it.
“There is an interesting curve in this age of my life, where I started doing this live performance for the first time,” says Hidalgo. He adds that people loved it, private companies, clients and collectors have been interested in their work. “Apparently I’m becoming the most coveted live artist in Miami,” he says, and says he already has proposals to create more works by the end of the year. Celebrities, rockstar, artists like Mick Jagger and Freddie Mercury, among others, are the ones Hidalgo paints. “While I’m painting and doing the live show, my DJ is doing the music. It’s a spectacular show of lights, a combination of everything that has not been supposedly seen in this city (Miami).
It combines music, culture, rock and roll and painting, “he says, and indicates that he does not paint with a brush but with certain sponges, due to the style he handles. Likewise, he points out that in the short period of time he has, a few minutes, it is in which he exhibits all his art. “I have to throw everything out the window,” he says. Hidalgo also explains that he approaches a certain place to appreciate art, but when it is live “it’s another show, it’s an amazing thing” he says.
Recently the artist attended Art Basel 2017, an appointment that was sponsored by Robecco Investments, and was held in Miami. In this activity Hidalgo painted live for the benefit of Puerto Rico. According to account, the works once finished are auctioned.
He announced that he plans to paint in concerts of renowned artists soon. “A singer comes, they give me a single song, and I paint that song live,” he says.
Hidalgo plans to visit the country in February of next year, according to his account, he is the official artist for the International Fishing Tournament of Salinas Yacht Club. (I)