LIONEL THE LYING LION
New York based artist, Amir Diop has brought to life a fable about a sly lion cub who learns a
wholesome lesson in morality. Through the lens of Diop, he reflects on his own childhood in
the twenty-six piece, Lionel the Lying Lion©️ collection, accompanied by an easy to read
written tale, audio narration and AR animation.
Each charismatic painting is layered vibrantly using acrylics, in the neo-savage style, of
which Diop is cofounder of, giving youthful expression while inviting contemplation.
Uninhibited by technical standards of other styles, he crafts his own design. Dyslexic text,
often found in Diop’s work, provides the foundation base layer for the patterns. This
symbolizes the challenges he faces with reading because of dyslexia and simultaneously
emphasizes his outstanding ability to process in other areas. The combination of the two is
often seen in extraordinary talents, making Diop’s commitment to others who bare the
same obstacles, visible through his work.
Through friendships and family, Lionel the Lying Lion flourishes as he learns what it means
to be noble. Amir Diop, with the support of his team, Aliya Brown, Cofounder, Diop Studios |
Brendan T. McNally, Cofounder, Neo-Savage | Keiji Drysdale, AR Animation Development |
Barbara Anderson, Art on the Ave., NYC, Copy Editor | Nile Brown, Karma Records & Karma
Photography, Audio-Visual and Titus V. Thomas, Graphic Design.
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