LEO LUNATIC is a contemporary artist and designer based in Istanbul, Turkey. As a contributor to Istanbul’s nascent public art scene, Leo has brought global attention to Istanbul’s streets with his iconic panda.
Leo’s aesthetic reflects quintessential Istanbul; fusing influences derived from Western pop-culture and Ottoman motifs with ancient Roman and Greek sculpture, Leo creates his pop-art-esque works of art. Leo’s unique style embodies a contrast of bold color, abstract graphics, typeface, geometric shapes, and fine art.
Leo’s juxtaposition of old and new, modern and antique reflect not only his perspective, but mirror the landscape in which he resides, namely modern day Istanbul, a place where cultures have been blending together to create its individual style for over a millennia.
For the Spoke x Leo Lunatic collaboration, Leo brought his vision to our Spoke Seat by adorning it with his panda coupled with an Ottoman motif background. Inspired by this design, we painted a mural with Leo in Istanbul as part of our contribution to the public art scene of the city.