Leighton McIntosh, known professionally as 'Geckor' is a Scottish visual artist, designer and animator. As a child, Leighton always carried a strong passion for sketching and painting, particularly drawing inspiration from iconic cartoons. Fast forward the years and that passion has spiralled into the forms of acrylic painting, graphic design and animation.
Through the use of particular colour schemes and imagery; a sense of fun, positivity and calmness are portrayed within Geckor's compositions. These compositions play with techniques of geometric abstraction, distortion and transparency which can result in either abstract or subtly sophisticated original paintings. Within Geckor's earlier works, his 'spiralled eyes' were originally used to communicate the sense of being abstracted or bemused; this has now evolved into the signature detail of his art and characters. Geckor's work has progressed into consistently razor clean interpretations of original and renowned animated icons in an attempt to communicate specific feelings and narrative. These interpretations often explore the narrative of an optimistic psyche through the use of character shape and the deconstruction or reconstruction of particular features.
Leighton's art and brand has allowed him to collaborate with other well established brands within the fashion space, resulting in the release of limited edition merchandise and collaborative exhibitions.