Lead Belly Biography

Despite our age of celebrity worship and shameless self-promotion, Lead Belly is one artist who has chosen to keep their identity a secret, opting to allow their artwork to exist independently from any attachment to a person.  

Taking inspiration from Pop Art, Lead Belly edits vintage source material to create pieces which spark nostalgia, while presenting more modern ideas.

Lead Belly is fascinated with portraying combinations of complete opposites in their art. For example, pieces contrasting violence and peace or masculinity and femininity, using the opposites to convey ideas about love, race and gender that fall outside of stereotypical binary narratives.

Lead Belly Artworks