About Leila

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

Biography

Born in Luxembourg, Leila has been painting since the age of 12 and further developed her interest in the arts during her high school years by taking painting and live drawing classes, exploring her love for photography and spending her free time at art galleries and museums.
After obtaining her scientist baccalaureate diploma in Luxembourg, Leila decided to pursue her love for art full-time and attended the prestigious University of the Arts in London (UK) at London College of Fashion. Later on, she moved to New York (USA) to attend the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

Aside from painting, Leila is an accomplished actor in film, tv and theatre. More info on her acting career right here: http://www.leilalallali.com

ABOUT MY PROCESS

My Work

Leila Saint James is a multidisciplinary artist based in Berlin, Germany. Born in Luxembourg, Leila grew up traveling the world with her parents and brothers, privileged to see faraway places, learn about foreign lands and then instilling all she’s seen into her art. 

Leila’s work is inspired by travels, may they be real or imaginary. Her practice likes to oscillate between the figurative and the abstract, the undefined.

Leila likes to explore her mind in a very childlike fashion, expressing her world view very playfully yet also with a hint of sarcasm. Her work is characterized by a lot of colour and is almost always infused with a dash of humour. 

The artist would like for her work to exist as a counterbalance to the sometimes grim realities of life and make the viewer feel good when looking at her paintings. Ideally, they incite amusement and provoke a little smirk on the viewer's face.



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