Leonardo Dooderman is an illustrator, a photographer and a marketing consultant. He was born in Pescara (Italy) in November 17, 1977.
Leonardo Dooderman was born in Pescara (Italy) in November 17, 1977. As an illustrator, he collaborates with several European and American literary reviews and newspapers. His works are exhibited in numerous national and international expositions and also in private collections.
Ironic and melancholically steeped in subtle understated sarcasm, Leonardo Dooderman’s approach makes use of a powerfully expressive language, based on the perfect compromise between poeticalness and communicative immediacy. In the artist’s works the fulfilled attainment of a whole thematic and formal awareness is perceived, while subjectively and mercilessly depicting the present-day society. The choice of the subjects reveals a specific critical will, which investigates predominantly some of the most miserably endemic aspects of the urban social lifestyle. The individual is observed while merging with the crowd, at the mercy of a pathological sense of dismay. The values which are firmly rooted in the Western cultural background seem to flake unavoidably. Work, feelings, education and ambition prove to be just empty boxes with which the contemporary Human Being surrounds himself and onto which he habitually projects only false meanings. The situations described, outwardly illustrating habitual actions, in the author’s perspective are transformed into dreamlike surreal scenarios. It is the Clerk’s subconscious that is exposed through its faults and neuroses. Unaware victim and uninhibited torturer, the clerk-common man finally rises up as the modern anti-hero, symbol and icon, absolute representative of a social category nearing to reach its saturation point. Dooderman’s characters have neither ears, nor eyes, sometimes they wear glasses which substitute those clear visions that cannot be fully understood, due to a modern living abused by the everyday nature. By facing an ineluctable somatization of the Doubt, Dooderman’s characters will stubbornly undertake a personal enhancement sprinkled with common places and revised values, as for instance, - Unity is Strength … a strength that will not strengthen the individual – or – We learn by our mistakes … how to make less glaring mistakes – or – the doubt, the unchanged original impulse, will be the ultimate result of this enhancement.In this pleasing compendium and in other works of his production, Leonardo Dooderman expresses versatility and command of several expressive means (not to be missed his portraits and graphic-pen drawings). Immediate, minimal, mainly two-dimensional works of art, he chooses softened delicate colourings in a unique style.