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The 'Afrosupernatural' Art Of Leonardo Benzant

New York-based curator Dexter Wimberly is bringing the “afrosupernatural” art of Leonardo Benzant to the world.

Leonardo Benzant and Paraphernalia Of The Urban Shaman M:5 (2012 - 2016). Courtesy of the artist.
New York-based curator Dexter Wimberly is bringing the “afrosupernatural” art of Leonardo Benzant to the world.

Born in New York City to Dominican parents, Benzant’s work straddles multiple realms: a Dominican childhood in New York and that of his Afro-Caribbean roots. The underpinnings of his sculptures and paintings are deeply rooted in his spiritual beliefs and ties to his Afro-Caribbean heritage. For Wimberly, Benzant’s work is steeped in the dialogue surrounding what may be considered “African art."

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