van de Ven’s practice is based on showing and rediscovering space. Applying a building-from-parts methodology, he creates mixed-media work using materials such as wood, cardboard, and papier-maché that result in sculptures, collages and spatial settings. His work makes visible the architectural and structural surroundings of our everyday environment through his process of reconstruction. Leopold brings together found materials independent of their previous use to layer and conjoin them with new meaning. His work has been shown at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen in 2013, and he is an alumni of the 2012 Triangle Artists’ Workshop and a six month artist-in-residency in 2014 in Brooklyn NY. Leopold is based in Boxtel, the Netherlands.