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As recipient of the Ateneo Art Awards in 2009, and subsequently resident artist at Artesan, Leeroy New is an up-and-coming sculptor and installation artist gaining widespread recognition in Manila and numerous other countries worldwide. His works are commonly provocative and consistently disposed to mythological forms and sci-fi figures. In Opulescence, the inclination towards science fiction can be recognized in his works as they take all sorts of forms from pods, aliens and to other life forms, while his mythological themes revolve around Philippine religious imageries that are well instilled in the present day. Leeroy New skillfully takes these themes and gives them form using found and industrial materials, giving the objects characteristics far removed from their original purpose.