"Leiva's sculptural assemblages in bronze, resin, iron or aluminum with ad hoc manufactured patina, intermittently hint at nonconformity. Fragmenting, disfiguring, disarming the body as an expression of such disagreement will always be at the service of artistic expression. What motivates the sculptor is not the body itself, but the figure per se. The decomposition and composition of the strokes reveal an interpretation of reality that is the product of this disagreement. His background as an athlete marked a concern that persists in his work: the interest in the figure in movement, the figure in action. Therefore, his vision of his body has always been dynamic. His passage through the National School of Plastic Arts seals that perennial interest in drawing: mastering the portrait, delineating the hands, the body, continues to be fundamental. The drawing will continue to be the tool where the opening or the creative spark lies. "