Leonie Schneider (1993), born in Munich and currently living and working in The Netherlands, is a recent graduate from the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague.
Narratives are an inspiration for Leonie her entire life. She builds up characters in her mind and brings them to life, either through painting their interactions on large scale textiles or by welding metal constructions. She works with opposing techniques that both serve the goal of constructing a story. In her paintings, she describes the emotional, sometimes shocking occurences in the relationships of her characters. She does this in a detailed manner, spending many hours on creating the environments of the scenes. Family constellation plays a big role in the way she assembles the figures. In contrast to her passion for painting, her love for welding metal results in symbolic, powerful, animalistic sculptures.