Trailer for the upcoming film "PAINing POORtraits"
Directed by Steven Johnson Leyba & Adam Cooper-Terán
The Reverend Steven Johnson Leyba has been called the first artist of the 21st Century to offend and enlighten the masses through his "unspeakable art." A painter, trickster, social critic, and controversial public performance artist, Leyba is a folk hero, loved and hated by many.
In his examination of Destruction, Transformation, Reclamation, and Rebirth, Leyba takes on various enemies, from ex-lovers to the Monsanto Corporation, as he attempts to answer the questions, "What is more important? The Art or the Artist? The Act of Creation or the Artwork itself?"