Born 1989 in Ciudad Obregón, México
Born in 1989 in Ciudad Obregón, Leonel Salguero earned his BFA from la Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado in 2013, and has since participated in numerous group exhibitions in Mexico, as well as upcoming solo shows in Paris and San Juan. Salguero works across painting, sculpture, and installation art, to create images that prompt reconsideration of everyday objects. Through focusing in on the overlooked and reframing the familiar, he draws attention to the moments and material that go unnoticed in our lives. Delicately rendered but substantial in impact, Salguero imbues his still life subjects with unexpectedly profound human emotion, be it through outright anthropomorphization or simply as a result of his evocative brushwork and compositional choices.