Leo Villareal

If you've been in New York and traveled via the 6 train, chances are you've seen Villareal's neon work in the Bleecker Street subway station. He approaches his art from a very technically standpoint, writing on his site that his work "is focused on stripping systems down to their essence to better understand the underlying structures and rules that govern how they work." Highlights of his career also include his Buckyball light installation in Madison Square Park and his massive installation on the Bay Bridge in California.

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