LA Weekly - Meet an Artist is an ongoing series of Q&As with a diverse selection of eclectic and dynamic contemporary artists. This week it’s Leonard Greco, a painter and sculptor who channels a neo-baroque aesthetic in his epic mythological scenes and operatic characters, deploying art history in the service of analyzing experiences of life, sexuality and the visceral, thorny politics of our society.
Did you go to art school? Why/why not?
No. In my youth I was this insecure gay kid, at times homeless, alone and trying to figure out the basics of living. The idea of applying to school seemed impossibly daunting.