Leon Reid IV


Technophemera photo by Alexandra Pospelova

 (photo by Alexandra Pospelova)

Leon Reid IV & Ryan Seslow's "Technophemera" Installation in Process

Technophemera, Floor Installation. 2014 – 2015, Cast Technology in Rockite, Plaster & Sand. 10′ x 5′ – In Collaboration with Ryan Seslow.


(photo by Alexandra Pospelova)

Leon Reid IV

Floor Installation – “Rising Homicide” 2013, Unique Steel and enamel, 48″ x 36″ x 1/8” (122 x 91 x 0.3cm) 


 “American Debt”, 2013, Gold Leaf (23 Karat), steel plastic resin, enamel, 4″ x 5″ x 3” (10 x 12.7 x 7.6cm)


(photo by Alexandra Pospelova)

God's Calling

 “God’s Calling”, 2014, Unique 3D printed PLA, gold leaf (23 Karat) 5″ x 3.5″ x 5” (13 x 9 x 13cm)


(photo by Alexandra Pospelova)

"Lost In Space"

 “Lost In Space”, 2011, Steel, plastic resin and enamel, 4.5″ x 5″ x 4″ (11.5 x 12.7x 10cm)


(photo by Alexandra Pospelova)


 “Selfie”, 2014, Unique 3D printed PLA, 4.5″ x 5″ x 4″ (11.5 x 12.7 x 10cm)

(images via Leon Reid IV)

Pedestrian Shuffle

Listed as one of the “60 Innovators Shaping Our Creative Future” by Thames & Hudson, Leon Reid IV has been on the edge of public art for over 17 years. He grew up as a traditional graffiti writer (a.k.a VERBS) and quickly developed a knack for unconventional practices such as painting street signs and installing them during daylight disguised as a construction worker. His experiments in graffiti lead him to move beyond the genre and pursue site-specific installations under the pen-name Darius Jones. Reid is one of the few artists responsible for introducing sculpture into the language of street-art, his techniques of installation combined with his humorous and romantic themes have made a sizable impact on urban artists of his generation.

He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


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