Leonardo Drew


One of the interviews of Leonardo Drew was in his studio, piles of found objects surrounded him. It is fascinating to see how he works with them. He doesn’t work with new stuff, such as chipped wood, rusted iron, cotton, paper, and mud. He has an intense connection with his material; he lives with them. He mentioned his body continually receiving information; the light reflects on things, how the wind blows. As an artist, all of these experience has to find its way out through the materials. He is a perfect reference for me to understand New Materialism. Jane Bennett’s vibrant matter, how the vitality of matter opens up in the non-human world. Leonardo Drew’s work put things to the foreground and human to the background. From his work, I can see the restored the wildness of the material. It is incredibly expressive.

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