Alejandro Leonhardt
Born 1985 in Puerto Varas, Chile
© Photo from the artist's archive

In his works, the Chilean artist Alejandro Leonhardt, resorts to an affective sensibility to work with what has no name or value. His effort is centered on rediscovering and amplifying the potential of materials, both plastically and conceptually. His interventions about what’s discarded consists in displacements, from pure indefiniteness to a condition of exceptional ‘objects’.

“I investigate waste left by humans, material vestiges of inhabiting different contexts; signs that push me to experiment new interpretative openings for what already exists.”

"I don´t know how the computer´s keys are made, but I´m pressing them, and letters show up on a screen that I don´t know how it´s made either."

Alejandro Leonhardt
Santiago, Chile. April 21, 2020

OK (2018)

400 x 257 x 109 cm, broken windshields on scaffold

Impacts insist, while bodies resist (2018)

140 x 80 x 80 cm, aluminium showcase, glass, and mirror containing diverse autoparts recollected at the roadside

Secluded in turns #1 (2014)

150 x 68 x 68 cm, whole and cut tire

New protocols (2011 – 2017)

variable dimensions, 10 different sizes row separator

Another fascist whim (2015)

115 x 62 x 8 cm, vacum cleaner hose, golf club

Cleaning stain for vain mites (2014)

variable size, cut out carpet

The stubbornness of a structure for maintaining its posture (2014)

190 x 100 x 100 cm, dismounted parasol and belt