Leandro Erlich (Buenos Aires, 1973) is the author of a work that uses the everyday to generate immersive experiences that alter the perception of reality, and is currently one of the Argentine visual artists with greatest international projection.

Through optical illusion, the artist configures a space that breaks our schemes and opens up endless avenues of interpretation.

Over the last two decades, Leandro Erlich has created a body of sculptures and large installations in which the architectural appearance of the everyday functions as a kind of perceptual trap: it leads the unsuspecting viewer into a visual paradox that defies the assumptions of the order and the rules of the material world. Erlich’s installations threaten our temporal certainties, provoke the viewer by altering his physical reference points and lead him to stupefaction and confusion, forcing him to relativize his position between the real and the artificial, logic and image.

Selected works

Lost Garden

2009
Wood, fluorescent tubes, artificial plants, metal structure, mirrors
360 × 280 × 180 cm ( 141 2332 × 110 14 × 70 78 inches )

Staircase

2005
Installation
Dimensions variable

Window and ladder

2008
Installation
270 × 570 × 330 cm ( 106 516 × 224 1332 × 129 2932 inches )

Archaeological Storm

2013
MDF, metal structure, acrylic, 42" TV screen
121 × 90 × 12 cm ( 47 58 × 35 716 × 4 2332 inches )

Window Captive Reflection

2013
MDF, metal structure, acrylic, 42" TV screen
121 × 100 × 25 cm ( 47 58 × 39 38 × 9 2732 inches )

Neighbors

1996/2017
Metal frame, wooden door, formica, model
220 × 155 × 71 cm ( 86 58 × 61 132 × 27 1516 inches )

The Classroom

2017
Wood, window, desk, chair, door, glass, light

La punta - La democracia del símbolo

2015
Inkjet printing on Hahnemühle Textured William Turner paper
152 × 103 cm ( 59 2732 × 40 916 inches )

Obelisco sin punta - La Democracia del Símbolo

2015
Inkjet printing on Hahnemühle Textured William Turner paper
152 × 103 cm ( 59 2732 × 40 916 inches )

Silver boat

2019
Steel
140.5 × 52.5 × 18.5 cm ( 55 516 × 20 2132 × 7 932 inches )

La Flèche

2018
Extra clear glass, ceramic ink digital printing, wooden wengue vitrine, led lights
199.5 × 205 × 81 cm ( 78 1732 × 80 2332 × 31 78 inches )

Souris

2018
Extra clear glass, ceramic ink digital printing, wooden wengue vitrine, led lights
199.5 × 175 × 81 cm ( 78 1732 × 68 2932 × 31 78 inches )

Traffic Jam (Order of Importance)

2018
Sand casted cars, plywood base
33 × 320 × 140 cm ( 13 × 125 3132 × 55 18 inches )

Pulled by the roots (model)

2015
Cast resin, cast bronze, acrylic, print
70 × 34 × 34 cm ( 27 916 × 13 38 × 13 38 inches )

Dalston House (model)

2013
Cast resin, mirror, wood, print,acrylic
100 × 60 × 53.5 cm ( 39 38 × 23 58 × 21 116 inches )

Monte-Meubles - L´ultime déménagement

2013
Model

Installation

Laundry

2019
Setouchi Triennale
Megijima Community Area

Liminal

2019
Museo Malba
Buenos Aires

Leandro Erlich: Seeing and Believing

2017
Mori Art Museum Tokyo
Tokyo

Sous le Ciel

2018
Bon Marché Rive Gauche
Paris

Certezas Efímeras

2017
Fundación Telefónica
Madrid

Puerto de Memorias

2016
MUNTREF-CAC
Buenos Aires

Pulled by the roots

2015
ZKM
Karlsruhe

La Democracia del símbolo

2015
Obelisco de Buenos Aires
MALBA
Buenos Aires

Port of Reflections

2014
MMCA
Seoul

Bâtiment

2014
Nuit Blanche
Paris

Swimming Pool

2014
21th Century Museum of Contemporary Art
Kanazawa

BUNNY SMASH design to touch the world

2013
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
Tokyo

La Torre

2008
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Madrid

Exhibitions

The democracy of the symbol and other stories

Madrid
Jan 16 - Apr 05, 2016
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Lost Garden

Madrid
May 25 - Jul 27, 2013
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Miniature models of larger projects

Barcelona
Nov 20, 2008 - Jan 17, 2009
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El consultorio del psicoanalista

Barcelona
May 26 - Jul 27, 2005
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