Between "action painting" where the spontaneous gesture, theoretically, as the only guide, the subconscious impulses and the''geometrisme'' calculated where the forms, the lines and the colors respond to an intentional organization, and a controlled surface of the panel, the non-figurative art covers a wide universe, whose center remains with evidence and even with instance, the man.
a absolute being, a kind of archetype, nor even the reassuring image of the "mens sana
in corpore sano", but a man made of concern and hope, convinced that the immediate
appearances are not limits entrenched and that beyond the objectivity of the
reason, the logic opens another universe, which is also his own.
A part of the non-figurative art wanted to explore these areas still unclear and create a language that can become as representative as that of the forms borrowed to reality
works make you think of a form of neo-expressionism, whom the
lyricism, instead of developing into tumultuous waves, has been
channelled in an architecture fairly strict. The construction is based
on an ensemble of surfaces quadrangular, elongated in the sense of the
verticality and which generates a rate of lines and forms. By his own
painting, Guillaume Leunens envelope this construction and takes away
too much geometrical rigor by integrating it into modulations of
colors, in degraded light to dark, in changing certain forms of
precision lines into imprecision. Some edges of this architecture have
a slight relief, previously obtained, at the time of gluing on rigid
panel. The finished paintings, they have the effect of catching the
light and to highlight certain lines by a natural sparkle, according to
their exposition to the light.
The light moreover, plays an essential role in the works of Leunens, a light which has little relationship with that of the impressionists, which takes rather the appearance of a clarity "Rembranesque",which without that we can, strictly speaking, qualify it to clear-obscure. Rather, it is a shadow wrap, rift here and there by sharp light . In fact, this light, which is also color, creates a climate, violence sometimes, as in “''Nero'', or of mystery, as in the "Isis". It gives through its modulations, by its dominant tone , an atmosphere more psychological then physical, to those strange architectures, temples and cathedrals, outside time and space.