Sculpture

Leonardo Morales

COUNTRY MEXICO
YEAR 1988
MEDIUM Sculpture

BIOGRAPHY —

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Leonardo Morales is a Psychology graduate, with Masters in Clinical Psychology, and a Certificate in Tanatology. He studied for three years in the Plastic Arts at the “Universidad Autónoma de Chihuaha”, mainly majoring in sculpture. He uses his studies as a way to give a theoretical approach to his work, which not only is his way of communication, but also a bridge between the direct expressions and the subliminal relationships we establish with the outer world.

In 2017 he participated in the woodcarving workshop taught by sculptor Aron Demetz in Uruapan, Michoacan, and became David Simon's student at The Rome Workshops, in Rome, Italy. He also collaborated in the replacement of the monument of Dr. Rafael Lucio in Mexico City.

He currently resides in Mexico City, working full time as a sculptor at the Jorge Marin’s studio.

Atalaya

Unique piece bronze | 64 x 10 x 13 cm | 2018

Simplex

Unique piece bronze | 35 x 5 x 17 cm | 2018
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Artist statement

Besides concentrating on the anatomic study and structural development, Leonardo’s work is the result of the characters he portrays, allowing an independent evolving process for each piece, with a key resemblance between them: the human body expression and the geometrization that represents the complexity and ambiguity of its own metamorphosis.

The technical characteristics of his work emphasize the details of the human body, a series of observations where concept has evolved to a point of being represented as sectioned characters, resulting in a more free technical style.

Sculpture becomes a way to rebel, within the complexity of the work and his incisive style, it has a primary purpose of self- projection upon the spectator.

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