Leo Villareal è un artista americano che vive e lavora a New York. Leo è un vero LED artist, ogni suo lavoro trasforma la luce in un’esperienza emozionale unica nel suo genere. Gli ambienti che ospitano le sue installazioni mutano costantemente offrendo una percezione aumentata che ridefinisce lo spazio visivo. Villareal è un artista affermato e i suoi “illuminate displays” hanno fatto parte di alcuni dei più importanti musei negli USA.
Multiverse (National Gallery of Art – 2008 - Washington DC)
Multiverse, the largest and most complex light sculpture created by Leo Villareal, may be seen and experienced by visitors as they pass through the Concourse walkway between the East and West Buildings of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Commissioned by the Gallery in 2009, this permanently installed work features approximately 41,000 computer-programmed LED (light-emitting diode) nodes that run along the entire 200 foot long space.
Flag – That Was Then…This is Now (MoMA – 2006/2008 – New York)
P.S1 Contemporary Art Center presents “That Was Then This Is Now”, an exhibition featuring spectacular pieces including Leo Villareal’s new LED Flag installed in the P.S1 elevator..This group exhibition is inspired by the artistic and socio-political climate of the late 1960s, and features artists unite by the desire to mobilize art as a means of change. The Flags section of the exhibition presents artists interpretations of the American flag and explores elements of nationality, patriotism and iconography and debates invoked by these concepts.
Stars (Brooklyn Academy of Music – 2006)
In honor of of 25 years of Next Wave Festival, BAM commissioned New York-based sculptor Leo Villareal to transform and illuminate the exterior of the landmark 1908 Peter Jay Sharp Building.
The Bay Lights
Sky – Tampa Museum of Art
HIVE – Bleeker st station