In his paintings and video’s Leon Stoffelen plays with the simulation of homoerotic and clichéd images. Drawing from diverse sources

like glossy magazines, romantic paintings, and online pornography, he deconstructs voyeuristic or surface-level scenes into surreal,

collage-like compositions. The works often find a playful balance between concealment and exposure - a reference to balancing

between different worlds and versions of yourself within a (hetero-)normative culture. In this way images are analyzed as layered

constructions of desire: the desire to capture, to be seen and to touch.





(BA) Fontys School of Fine Arts, Education in Visual Arts and Design, 2015

(BA) HKU, Fine Arts, 2018