“For me, as a graphic device, the image of a boxing match is the ultimate spectacle. It has grace, intelligence, compassion and understanding.”
Lead Belly is a contemporary artist, who in an age of celebrity worship and shameless self-promotion has decided to remain anonymous, allowing their artwork to exist independently from their own identity.
Lead Belly’s artistic practice is concerned with the reworking of vintage source material to create original artwork and prints that effortlessly fuse notions of modernity and nostalgia.
Carrying the torch of Pop Art boldly into the twenty-first century, the artist’s work is centred on the combination of polarities including; masculinity, femininity, aggression, passivity, love, race and gender, without presenting explicit, pre-conceived binary narratives.
Lead Belly lives and works in London.