Selected Works

Leo Caillard (b. 1985, Paris, France)

Artist Leo Caillard toys with our relationship with time. Through a blend of different periods and anachronism, he prompts us to reflect on the present in relation to our past.

Inspired by science and the concerns of our contemporary society, he invites us to take a fresh look at our era, open to history, in order to rethink our future.

Leo Caillard was born in Paris, France in 1985. He belongs to this new generation of artists associated with the significant changes that have been taking place since the 2000s with the dawn of the digital age and the new concerns of societies. A proponent of new technologies and science, his interests lay in exploring time and quantum physics, eventually leaving the world of numbers and expressing his investigations through a career in art.

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In the 2010s he began to produce his first works to gain recognition in the art world, an initial series of images, ‘Art Game’ raising the question of digital’s place among classical art in museums. His series ‘Hipsters in Stone’ followed rapidly bringing great visibility from 2012 onwards.

Through the gesture of dressing statuary in the Louvre, that may perhaps at first seem merely humorous, Leo Caillard raises the question of our social codes and our own representation as individuals. Since 2013, Leo Caillard has produced many sculptures in the same spirit of dialogue across time. He expanded the concept of marble and bronze works wearing clothes through the aesthetics of the classic bust modified by adding contemporary accessories.

The ‘Hipsters in Bronze’ series conveys these creations that have quickly earned a place within private collections and exhibitions.

In March 2018, the artist exhibited an exclusive public artwork for Classical Now, alongside renowned artists such as Marc Quinn and Damien Hirst. For this special occasion, Léo dressed two gigantic sculptures of King’s College’s North entrance.

Following this success, the artist has been part of several international exhibitions at the MACM (Mougins), Saint- Raymond Museum in Toulouse alongside Je Koons and Xu Zhen, Castletown (Dublin), Tubingen (Germany), and many other new institutions in 2020.

Leo is currently working on new series, increasingly focused on marble and bronze sculpture reinvented with contemporary elements such as neons or distorsions. The artist creates a new dialogue between light and stone, presence and absence, tangibility and immateriality.