On January 9, 2013, Marlborough Gallery New York opened an exhibition of recent work by Spanish artist Francisco Leiro. The solo exhibition titled Human Resources comprises around twenty polychrome wood sculptures: wall pieces, pedestal pieces, and freestanding life-size figures. In this show, Francisco Leiro continues his investigation of the formal possibilities of figurative sculpture.
Francisco Leiro was born in 1957 in Cambados (Spain). The artist studied stonework at the Escuela de Artes y Oficios in Santiago de Compostela, and sculpture and drawing at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid. Leiro is especially known for his wood sculptures. Leiro’s work can be found in numerous museum collections, including the Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio; Asociación de Amigos del Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Marugame Hirai Museum, Kagawe, Japan; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Francisco Leiro: Human Resources at Marlborough Gallery New York runs until February 2013.
Francisco Leiro: Human Resources at Marlborough Gallery New York. Opening reception, January 8, 2013. Video by Shimon Azulay.
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