The figurative paintings by Leonardo Silaghi unite seemingly unfinished, gestural-expressive sections with elaborately detailed areas. Heavy gray machines are placed within the picture in a unique way. Colored accents appear in contrast to a broad pallet of different gray tones.
Leonardo Silaghi finds his motifs in his immediate vicinity and on the World Wide Web. In a first step, the artist digitally processes images that he has found or photographed himself of abandoned, mostly ruinous industrial plants or complex machinery and equipment. In a second step, he transfers these digital collages onto a canvas on which he has already created an abstract, colorful composition. The figurative motif, which he presents in a variety of shades of gray, is subjected to multiple transformations in the process of painting. In this way, the finished painting becomes different from the original collage.