He started his career in 2019, but since small He is linked to art, music and cinema, which helped him nurture his creativity.
La pandemic, like many other artists, was shocked, but Leão decided to take the good and try to boost his career as an artist.
An employment contract that I had already signed fell through due to the uncertainty, so he decided to focus full time on his career and spread all his work through social networks, which catapulted his career.
So decided to bet on creating colorful and surreal works, because he knew that he had to offer something different to what was trending at the time.
It should be noted that Machado Leão chose to create his artistic identity based on the truth and his origins.
Machado is the surname of his paternal family and putting this as his name decided to pay tribute to his late grandfather Américo, who was one of the few people who always supported his dreams and encouraged him to make them come true.
Leão, which means lion, alludes to his real name, which is Leandro, which means lion man.
According to the artist himself, his family had no money so he had no choice but to play alone in Minas Gerais, Brazil, the place where he was born.
That is where it all began for Machado Leão, because it was then that his creativity began to be stimulated and he decided to turn his reality around to materialize everything he dreamed of.
Due to the needs that he always had to cover, he always worked in various jobs, but it was not until he was fired in 2016 (and that he had been able to save some money) that he decided to fully immerse himself in the world of art, where he has not done nothing but shine for his enormous talent.