L21 presents a collaboration between two of the gallery’s artists at ESTAMPA fair: Jordi Ribes (Barcelona, 1972) and Alejandro Leonhardt (1985, Puerto Varas, Chile). Ribes has been developing a figurative, concrete language through which recreate fictitious worlds that respond to a personal and individual imagination. Formally, his practice is infused by the digital and videogames aesthetics. On the other hand, the practice of Leonhardt moves in the field of the conceptual with an archeological approach to the contemporary which leads him into collecting, preserving and exhibiting material fragments of our society. Thus alluding to present, collective realities.
Jordi Ribes (b.1972, Barcelona, Spain) is an artist based in Barcelona. His work has been presented in solo exhibitions at Galería Senda in Barcelona and L21 in Palma, as well as group exhibitions in places such as those Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (Móstoles, Madrid), Arts Santa Mónica (Barcelona), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Galería Lelong (Paris), Galería Oliva Arauna (Madrid) and Tecla Sala (L’Hospitalet, Barcelona). A Premio Altadis award winner, his work forms part of collections such as Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Patronato Martinez Guerricabeitia, Fundación Altadis, Fundación Vila Casas and Fundación Guasch Coranty.
Alejandro Leonhardt (Pto. Varas, Chile, 1985) studied Fine Arts at the Universidad ARCIS (2009) and a Masters in Visual Arts at the Universidad de Chile (2015). His work has been exhibited individually and collectively both in Chile and abroad, including: ‘The missing link: part 1 (the object)’, Platform 6a (Otegen, Belgium, 2020); ‘Guest Room’, L21 Gallery (Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 2020); ‘Unidad mínima’, Espacio El Dorado (Bogota, Colombia, 2018); ‘Leer un rayo’, Patricia Ready Gallery (Santiago, Chile, 2018); ‘Dobles de Proximidad’, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Santiago, Chile, 2018); ‘Intervention’, SUBTE (Montevideo, Uruguay, 2018); ‘Los cimientos, los pilares y el firmamento’, Museo Arte Contemporáneo (Santiago, Chile, 2017); and ‘Pacific Standard Time: LA / LA’, LAXART (Los Angeles, U.S.A. 2017).