Leonardo Drew, whose art career began as a child in inner city Bridgeport, Connecticut, transforms new materials—through processes of decay, oxidization, and exposure to weather—in his sculptures.
Never content with work that comes easily, Drew reaches daily beyond his comfort zone, charting a course of experimentation with his materials and processes and letting the work find its own way.
Artist Leonardo Drew started out drawing superheroes. Over the past 30 years, he's become a highly acclaimed sculptor with work in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the Tate in London. Anthony Mason spoke with him about his new exhibitions and why he gave up drawing to build sculptors.