MAY 20 - JULY 13, 2022
Leonardo Drew
© Dede Young, photographer
Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co.

Leonardo Drew (*1961, lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) is known for creating abstract and contemplative sculptural works that play with the tension between order and chaos. Simultaneously monumental and intimate, profuse and sensual, his work uses materials from America’s industrial past.

Leonardo Drew produces sculptures and installations by arranging accumulations of materials such as wood, scrap metal and cotton to express a variety of emotive themes: from time and the cycle of life, through to decomposition and the effects of erosion. Rich in historical and anthropological references, Drew’s work evokes the urban existence, the relationship between man and nature and Afro-American culture.

His first exhibition in Paris presents, alongside a selection of new and recent works, a large mural composition, more than 6 meters in size, using painted wood and assembled materials on paper.