Geckor is the working alias for Leighton McIntosh, a Scotland–based 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 Geckor is an internationally represented artist, whose passion has spiraled into the forms of acrylic painting, design, and animation.
Through the use of particular colour schemes and imagery; a sense of fun, positivity, and nostalgia are portrayed within his work. These compositions play with techniques of geometric abstraction, distortion, transparency, and low poly style gradients, which result in either abstract or subtly sophisticated original paintings. Within Geckor's earlier works, his 'spiraled eyes' were originally used to communicate the sense of being abstracted or bemused; this has now evolved into the signature detail of his imagery and characters.
Geckor's work has progressed into consistently razor-clean interpretations of original and renowned animated icons. His distinct imagery and style are an attempt to communicate
narratives that may have a positive influence or uplifting message towards the viewer.
Geckor's art and brand have allowed him to collaborate with other well-established brands, particularly within the fashion space, resulting in the release of limited-edition merchandise and collaborative exhibitions.
Neap, an original character, is a tool for Geckor to express and visually communicate specific narratives through painting and animation. With a relaxed demeanor and posture, he embodies the artist's approach to art and life in general
Neap is often portrayed on a sole island - a serene escape that is distant from problems
Geckor's 'SUN' spiral serves to convey the warmth and relaxed feelings inherent in his work and pays tribute to the artist's Caribbean heritage. The symbol is a recurring visual element in many of his animations and serves as a bridge between the physical and visual realms he has created