Leo Napayok is a contemporary Inuit sculptor. Leo Napayok was born in Coral Harbor, Nunavut Territory, Canada in the year 1961.
Both the artist’s parents were artisans.
The artist grew up in Coral Harbor and Rankin Inlet.
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Napayok has started to work with ceramics.
The artist is an excellent draftsman and graphic designer. On his vessels he developed a technique to add a great dimensionality to his work.
In this clip we view Napayok in the studio with some fellow Inuit sculptors:
Napayok’s work is part of the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Canada.
The artist has also done some wonderful collaborations with the artist John Kurok.
In this clip Napayok talks about the Inuit culture:
What a great style fo carving! It will be interesting to see how the artist continues to mix the mediums of sculpting and working with clay.