Leonid Kozlov works with an easel, monumental and open-air sculptures, graphic art and painting and art photography. The artist's creative system is based on the simplicity and the conciseness of forms. Considerable attention is paid to Ukrainian sculptural traditions, including Alexander Archipenko's creative works. The author appeals to the language of abstraction. All of Kozlov's works are characterized by logic synthesis, brevity, conceptuality, expressive lines and natural organic colors. Art critics consider his abstraction rather relative, because it's possible to guess the outlines of the real world in his works.
Leonid Kozlov was born in 1954 in Kiev, Ukraine. In 1969 he started studying in A. Fuzhenko's sculptor's studio and attended the studio of the painter S. Grygoryev. In 1982 he graduated from the Kyiv Art Institute, at the Department of Sculptures, the studio of professor and academician V. Boroday. Since 1989 he has been a member of the Union of Artists of Ukraine. In 1994 he won the Main Prize at the international symposium "Terra Incognita". In 1998 the artist got a silver medal at the exhibition of the academic painters of Central Europe "Ces Inconnus Celebres" in Paris, and in 1999 a bronze medal at the International Exhibition of small forms of sculpture in Chicago, USA.