Leslie Sardinias is a multidisciplinary artist working across a variety of mediums from drawing to performance. His work points at chromatic modernism, symbolic abstraction, marine biology, flora, organic elements, and popular culture, while combining vast techniques and materials for artistic expression.
Sardinias paints, draws, cuts, pastes, assembles, prints, erases and scrapes to build surfaces with various levels of texture and readings. These thick textures of each work result in complex and plural testimonies equally comparable to those places where his works have been made.
Born in 1974, Leslie graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in Havana (1994), and from Parsons The New School for Design in New York (2000) with a Master’s degree in Design and Animation. His work has been exhibited around the world at institutions like the National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana and the Florence Biennale. It can also be found in many prominent collections, including the Spanish Royal Collection and the Melia Cohiba Collection.
We visited Leslie at his home in the West Village.