"Leandro Erlich makes art which challenges our idea of reality. He is interested in what we see, the spaces we occupy and the contexts we find ourselves in everyday. He suggests that 'what we take for granted is the whole concept of reality, because we assume that reality is something that is there, and is a fact and is unchangeable . . .' Instead he feels 'that reality is something we are dealt, and the final product of what is reality, is a matter of major construction made by us.'"
- National Museum Wales
Swimming Pool was first created in 1999 during Leandro's residency at the Museum of Fine Arts' Core Program in Houston.