Engel Leonardo‘s show at gallery is a collection of artworks dealing with his study of the Caribbean and his native Dominican Republic. Based on research processes on the craft techniques that are developed in different areas of the country, its objects, sculptures give account of the formal aspects characteristic and also of the idiosyncrasy of the Dominican culture.
A series of sculptures constitutes an effort to revalue these practices at a time when the manufacture and consumption of industrial objects massively jeopardize their continuity. Abstractions and re-elaborations of traditional guano chairs. The structures of geometric character and modernist ancestry maintain the original proportions and represent the essence of Leonardo’s work.
Engel Leonardo (b. 1977, Baní, Dominican Republic) is a graduate of the Faculty of Arts of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo with complementary studies in the Altos de Chavón School of Design.
- Engel Leonardo, Moca, 2017. Courtesy of Formatocomodo