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  • Francisco Leiro

    Galeria Montenegro

    Even in the broadening panorama of new Spanish art, the discovery of the young sculptor Francisco Leiro is still an event of note. A native of Galicia, Leiro is practically self-taught; his manual dexterity is amplified by a creativity that does not renounce its roots but maintains a passion for popular regional themes which Leiro obviously knows well. His figurative wood sculptures show a predisposition toward legendary topics, but these are given a free, modern interpretation—without losing their accessibility, however. Enigmatic, nostalgic, and ironic characters are seen in action and at

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