Drew Leshko

Philadelphia / USA

Drew Leshko is an artist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By using techniques such as carving, cutting, and layering varieties of paper and wood, Leshko creates an archive that analyses the architecture from his neighbourhood and from this, creates three dimensional buildings that are in an age of change. Leshko’s works are featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’. […]

Biography / Drew Leshko

Drew Leshko is an artist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By using techniques such as carving, cutting, and layering varieties of paper and wood, Leshko creates an archive that analyses the architecture from his neighbourhood and from this, creates three dimensional buildings that are in an age of change. Leshko’s works are featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’.

In a society that constantly upgrades and disposes the past, Drew Leshko intentions are to preserve these relics of the past. With a skilled attention to detail, Leshko creates miniature versions of the buildings, vehicles, and other things he encounters across his neighbourhood, into paper sculptures. The buildings that attract the attention of Drew the most are the derelict, dilapidated due to their how close they ay be to redevelopment. Some of the many focuses he has included in his work have included a local strip bar, ice machines, a church and even dumpsters, to a scale of 1:12 to cerate a dollhouse aesthetic with the accuracy similar to the buildings themselves.

Featured on Urban Nation / Drew Leshko

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COMMUNITY WALL BY CARL KENZ
At the end of June Carl KENZ was in town and left behind a new Community Wall at Bülowstrasse 97, close to the URBAN NATION museum. The result of this spontaneous collaboration is a new work of art entitled “Raised
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ONE WALL BY BUSTART
The new mural by BustArt at Artpark Tegel is entitled “Departure” and picks up a current topic: the upcoming closure of Tegel Airport. Locally close to the airport, the residents around Neheimer Strasse 4 can now look forward to a
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ONE WALL BY JIM AVIGNON
News from Artpark Tegel: The Berlin painter, illustrator, musician and concept artist Jim Avignon has created a new ONE WALL that expresses the zeitgeist and asks the question of the future between uncertainty and a mood of departure. The new
New facade of the URBAN NATION Museum
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New museum facade by Dave the Chimp & friends
The URBAN NATION museum presents itself with a new, humorous face. The new facade design by Dave the Chimp and four other artists from Berlin not only encourages more solidarity and thus addresses a very current socio-political topic, it is
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„Hier & Jetzt“ – a wall by Maja Hürst
Science, research and urban art – in the new artwork by the Swiss artist Maja Hürst, these three components form a wonderful overall picture that not only convinced a jury in terms of content and aesthetics, but also completely meets
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ONE WALL by Emily Eldridge
Berlin has become a little more colourful again in the last few days: The American artist Emily Eldridge, who lives in Berlin, created a new ONE WALL and enriches the neighborhood around Kastanienplatz in Kreuzberg with lots of color and