Lucien Shapiro’s art is rife with found objects, textures, casted forms, manipulations, raw substances, oddities and multiple personalities. Treating forgotten objects and memories as treasure, he creates a kingdom under which new life is born through sculpture. His Urban Obsessions explore perceptions of identity, addiction, and time, and tangibly relate the past’s and present’s ritualistic escape from stress, pain and love. Shapiro’s work, a laborious craft and meditative consumption of time, transforms forgotten objects into nostalgically interesting and beautiful relics that compel viewers to re-evaluate what our everyday possessions represent and mean to us. Shapiro obtained a BFA from San Francisco’s Academy of Art University in 2003.