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I grew up being constantly surrounded by Japanese manga and video games. Poor parents didn't know when they did that, there's a good chance it may turn their child into an artist. Since then, there's always an urge to create, to reflect what I experience into art form. A mysterious internal force that pushes me to build and expand my own world since I can remember.

During my school years, opportunities were in limited supplies. I was another kid who missed his chance to get proper academic training. So I taught myself. I learned how to paint on my own. And unknowingly, developed my own style.

Around my time, many artists started with manga art, then moved on as they mature. I didn't. The more I grow, the more I am drawn back to where I started. To something I remember fondly since my childhood.

Cute, melancholy, and slightly macabre. A place of pale, guilty ghosts. Sky unlit. Kids with lonely stares. A child's play portrayal of modern humanity through Japanese pop culture. I want my work to reflect depression and anxiety, a reality every society seems to be struggling with. I often feel a silent rage of despair and hopelessness when I'm alone, the sinking feeling that drives me to keep making art. They are a result of spending a lifetime stuck in a personal world. The painting process can sometimes offer some ease to my mind. But most of the time, comes with even more heartbreaking realizations.

Bobby Leash is currently working and living in Bangkok, Thailand.


2020 ‘Mirrored Souls’ Solo Exhibition
Dorothy Circus Gallery London

2020 ‘1210’
Joyman Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2020 'Ghosts Aflame'
WOWXWOW Online group exhibition

2020 ‘Power in Numbers’
Gallery Nucleus Portland, Portland, OR

2019 ‘Art Collector Starter Kit’
Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2019 'Fistfuls of Sky'
WOWXWOW Online group exhibition

2019 ‘The 8th Annual Supersonic Art Invitational’
Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

2019 ‘Psychedelia’
Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2018 ‘Art Collector Starter Kit’
Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2018 ‘The New Romantics’
Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2018 'Super Reverie'
WOWXWOW Online group exhibition

2017 ‘WOW2‘
WOWXWOW Online group exhibition

2017 Autumn Open Call 2017
Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2017 Digital Art Exhibition
Sathorn11 Art Space, Bangkok, Thailand


Selected Publication

2021 Victionary: “Lost in Reverie”, Featured

2019 BOOOOOOOM, Featured

2018 Juxtapoz, Featured

2017 WOWXWOW, Featured

2017 Tart/Talks, Featured

2017 EXPOSÉ12, Nominated

2017 The Guide Artists Magazine vol.1, Interview

2016, Interview