L.L. Sosset, « Poésie graphique », Flits, Printemps 1973, p.36

Leunens uses aluminum in order to manifest his sensitivity as a painter. The panels he presents to us are the final step in a long-time personal evolution and improvement of his working processes.

The particularity of the subtly worked material, and even more the mysterious charm of modulations of the color gray, have certainly inspired him. A whole range of accumulated emotions live and breathe in his work.

The material he works with reveals above all the originality and refinement of his technical talent.

Thanks to his personal experiences, this Flemish Parisian has succeeded in giving his smooth surfaces a whole range of warm harmonious gradations, ranging from dull to brilliant, from understated modulations to radiant reliefs on black ground. We find trails of color and receding lines whose light touch brings to life the inspiration, the depth and the magic of the monochrome surfaces.

These remarkable metallic monochromes by Leunens show even more the mature talent of this artist as for the use of his resources.

The result is graphical poetry.

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