Leandro Erlich, who in 2019 created a monumental, site-specific sand traffic jam in Miami Beach as a rumination on the finitude of a certain way of life, a reflection on the passage of time, and call for transformation, will be one of the first artists to create an underwater artwork ReefLine. His original installation will evolve under the sea as part of this dynamic project aimed at restoring Miami’s coral reef and its stunning biodiversity. The cars will evolve over time as they are colonized by marine life, and become critical habitat for coral reef organisms. To support the goals of the ReefLine, Erlich has created his first NFT as an extension and expression of this physical project.
Leandro Erlich was born in Argentina in 1973; lives and works in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Montevideo (Uruguay). As a conceptual artist, his work explores the perceptual bases of reality and our capacity to interrogate these same foundations through a visual framework. The architecture of the everyday is a recurring theme in Erlich’s art, aimed at creating a dialogue between what we believe and what we see, just as he seeks to close the distance between the museum or gallery space and daily experience. The celebrated installation Bâtiment (Nuit Blanche, Paris, France, 2004) has been reproduced in countries across the globe (France, The UK, Australia, Japan, Argentina, Ukraine, Austria). Recent solo exhibitions include "Seeing and Believing" (Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2017), "Liminal" (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, 2019) and "The Confines of The Great Void " (CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China, 2019).