Temes and the Master
Leopoldo Presas - 2001
Painter, illustrator, graphic designer
in Buenos Aires on August 30th, 1955, city in which he currently
Architecture at Universidad de Buenos Aires between 1973 and 1976,
and then dedicated exclusively to the arts.
1981 he graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes "P.
Pueyrredón" as Professor of Drawing, Painting and Visual
Fundamentals on a national level.
begins a feverish plastic activity in contests and galleries, which
is crowned with several distinctions (see Exhibitions and Prizes).
1981 he traveled with his current wife the artist Marta Toledo
to Peru, influenced by the whole Meso-American culture.
1993 and 1997 he traveled in Europe where he nurtured himself with
the works of the great teachers of western painting.
traveled to New York where he documented and studied the new tendencies
of American art, which will serve as stimulus of his most recent
works are shown in private collections in Argentina as well as abroad.
to the arts, he developed an intense activity in the field of graphic
beginnings in this activity go back to 1977 in the Art Department
of Argencard-Mastercard of Argentina, where he designed and supervised
countless quantities of graphic materials for 5 years.
1981 and 1983 he held different positions in advertising agencies.
1983 and up to 1984 he started as a designer in Editorial Abril,
in the mythical magazine Siete Días.
the end of 1984 he moved to Editorial Perfil, the biggest magazine
publisher in Argentina.
then and until the present time he works there as Art Director.
designed and developed the following magazines: Mía, Playboy,
Noticias, Luna, Espectador and the newspaper Perfil.
attended training seminars of international design: Montreal (Le
Devoir), New York (New York Times), San Pablo (Editora Abril), Barcelona
(SND-La Vanguardia), Madrid (El País-El Mundo) and University
of Navarra (SPD)
was candidate to the Pléyade Award in Journalism, for best
cover in the years 1999, 2000, and 2001.
was appointed to the selection jury for competitions of the Facultad
de Bellas Artes de La Plata.
illustrated the most important newspapers of the country such us
Clarín, La Nación, La Prensa, Perfil and magazines
like La Semana, Siete Días, Humor, El Ciudadano, Veo Veo,
Expreso, Noticias, Vivir, Somos, Editorial Norma, etc.