Leonardo Drew 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, to decay and the effects of erosion. Rich in historical and anthropological references, Drew's work evokes urban existence, the relationship between man and nature, and African-American culture. The artist refuses to give his works a title, in order to allow a free interpretation of their meaning.
For his first exhibition in Paris, the artist created a large mural composition, over 6 metres in length, using painted wood and mounted on paper.