Ardeleanu Mihai, better known as Leon Adama was born on July 1, 1987 in Bucharest, Romania. He is a romanian visual artist specialised in fields like sculpture, painture and graphic design studying to become an architect and urbanist at Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism. He is also an industrial designer and iconographic painter.
In 2006 he finished Nicolae Tonitza Fine Arts Highschool, learning in the first years Industrial Design but changing his passion to sculpture for the rest of the highschool. In the same year he was accepted at Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism at the General Architecture section.
"Since the age of 5 i began to draw on the walls in my house on Mironiuc street. Ah my dear parents, they always had to repaint the whole house early. It really amuses me when i remember. At that time i had no idea of my future, and perhaps neither my parents (i actually wanted to be a firefighter or a garbageman). But still a small hint or spark my parents did noticed so they encouraged me by purchasing the paper and pencils. The rest followed naturally."
Each person has a creative bag of tricks. Mine would be: monochromatic tones, contrast, solid lines, alignment, scale, clean, focal points, simplicity, power, humor, empathy, fun, great skill, attention to detail, etc.
When it comes to design, i judge success by the number of people touched by my work positively. Skills play a large role, of course, but ultimately, I think that the final result should be happy people, or at least do not be upset.