Leszek Piotrowski

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Leszek Piotrowski

ARC Associate Living Master TM

Polish 21st Century Realist

Born 1984

Born in Gdynia, Poland

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www.leszek.piotrowski.net-galeria.eu
www.lesstro.com
www.lesstro.ru
Email: Barbara Piotrowska: sakven@wp.pl

Leszek Piotrowski "Lesstro" was born 19th December 1984 in Gdynia, Poland.

He graduated from the European Academy of Arts in Warsaw in 2009 with a master's degree in painting, a diploma with highest marks, under the guidance of Prof. Franciszek Starowieyski who is a distinguished Polish painter.

Lesstro's paintings are classical realism. There are historical, genre scenes, portraits, horses, female nudes, landscapes and drawings among his artworks. He feels best by creating very large scale paintings. By examining his paintings we find universality and vitality of great, classical art. The technique and subjects of his paintings and drawings are inspired by the old masters. However, his work is not a result of blind imitation or deliberate artistic intention, but is a sign of an unusual artistic instinct of this very young painter, who has just started his professional career.

Although very young, the artist has already achieved significant success at the international art scene. While a student in June 2009, Lesstro has got his first, world-wide success; the Golden Trophy Award at the World's Nude Show in Hong Kong. His paintings were displayed among world renowned artists from 19th century and the Baoqu Tang Gallery bought six of his paintings. His artworks were shown within the "Body Language" and "Romantic Collection of Western Paintings" exhibitions by Baoqu Tang Gallery of Art in Hong Kong in 2009.

Lesstro's art has also been very highly appreciated in Europe and the USA. He participated in International Painting Competition "Natale di Roma" in Italy in 2009, 2010, 2011. He was awarded with First Prizes in 2009 and 2010. In 2011 he got the Prize of the Jury President.

In 2010 Lesstro was selected as the finalist (among 800 painters from all over the world) in the 5th Figurative Painting and Sculpture Competition organized by Foundation of Arts and Artists in Spain. His painting "Maja" was bought by MEAM - European Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona and it is exhibited within permanent collection of this Museum.

"...Alma creative and professional. Artistic genius. Figurative realist painter creates female figures full of deep tension, illusion, escape. With great mastery of colors the artist paints on canvas startling figures that glow like pure light. Lesstro's artworks show perfect balance of refined, lyrical atmosphere and the ideal artistic language. His paintings arouse great admiration..."
- Prof. Mario Nicosia, DFG Roma
(International Painting Competition "Natale di Roma" 2009)

Full list of Exhibitions and Competition
2009
  • World's Nude Show, Baoqu Tang Gallery, Hong Kong, III International Painting
  • Competition "Natale di Roma" Villa Pamphilij, Roma, Italy
  • I Painting and Graphics Exhibition "I Colori della Polonia a Roma" Cascina Farsetti, Roma, Italy
  • Solo Exhibition - Gallery Gora, Montreal, Canada
  • Art Zurich International, Congress House, Switzerland
  • V International Biennal of Painting and Unique Fabric Eko-Balt - Museum of Gdynia, Poland

2010
Group Exhibition in Royal Casa de la Moneda, Madrid
  • Group Exhibition in the Foundation of Fran Daurel, Barcelona
  • IV International Painting Competition "Natale di Roma" Villa Pamphilij, Roma
  • II Painting and Graphics Exhibition"I Colori della Polonia a Roma" Cascina Farsetti, Roma
  • Solo Exhibition - "Mark 121 - Fine Art Events", Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • BP Portrait Award, London, Great Britain

  • 2011
    • Spring Exhibition Competition 2011, Charlottenborg Fonden, Copenhagen, Denmark
    • International Painting Competition Gallery Makeda, Palermo , Sicily
    • V International Painting Competition " Natale di Roma", Villa Pamphilij, Roma
    • VI Figurative Painting and Sculpture Competition - Foundation of Arts and Artists, Barcelona, Spain
    • XII International Painting Competition "Memorial Antonello da Messina", Messina, Sicily,
    • International Drawing Competition - Foudation Ynglada Guillot, Barcelona

    2012
    • 3rd Edition of Exhibition of Modern Art in Lleida by Trazos Art Gallery, Spain
    • BP Portrait Award Competition, Summer Exhibition Competition by Royal Academy of Art, London
    • Exhibition "Horsepower" by Trazos Art Gallery, sponsored by BMW Spain

    2013
    • Exhibition at Gallery d'Art Lawrence-Arnott, Marrakech, Morocco
    • Exhibition at " Amelie H." Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
    • Exhibition at Amart Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
    • Belgian Antique Dealers Art Fair "BAS"
    • "Brusselsartsquare", Brussels, Belgium

    2014
    • EXPO-Madrid 2014 - Exhibition by Llei d'Art Gallery, accompanying ARCO Madrid 2014
    • Solo Exhibition at "Contemporary Masters Fine Arts", Hawaii - Maui, USA
    • Open Competition by Royal Society of Portrait Painters, London, England
    • Global Competition of Oil Figure Painting 2014 by New Dynasty Tang Television, New York, the USA

    2015
    • Solo Exhibition at GRONERT Fine Art Gallery - Munich, Germany

    2016
    • Russian Art Week, Central House of Artists/Trietiakow Gallery, Moscow
    • Art Portrait Club International Festival in Moscow, Central House of Artists
    • Group Exhibition "Women in portraits", Central House of Artists
    • International, World-wide Art Competition "American Art Awards 2016"

    2017
    • Nord Art 2017 - International Art Exhibition, Budelsdorf, Germany


    Awards
    2009
    • Golden Trophy Award - World's Nude Show, Hong Kong
    • First Prize in the III International Painting Competition "Natale di Roma"
    • Prize of Rome Mayor in the I Painting Competition "I Colori della Polonia a Roma"

    2010
    • Finalist of 5th Figurative Painting and Sculpture Competition - Foundation of Arts and Artists - European Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain
    • First Prize in the IV International Painting Competition "Natale di Roma"
    • Prize of Rome Mayor in the II Painting and Graphics Competition "I Colori della Polonia a Roma"
    2011
    • First Prize in XI Memorial "Antonello da Messina" - Premio Europeo TINDARI
    • "Premio Presidente del Giuria" in the Vth International Painting Competition
    • "Natale di Roma" Finalist in International Painting Competition - Gallery Makeda, Palermo, Sicily
    • Lesstro selected by "TRAZOS Art Marketing" - Spain as contemporary, figurative painter
    • Articles published in "Llei D'Art", No.6/2011., No.7/2011
    2012
    • Lesstro' s painting of horse was selected as promotional image of "Horsepower" Exhibition in Spain, sponsored by BMW Spain
    • ExArte Equinus VI - USA - selected as finalist to be published in the Annual Book of the VI International Equine Art Competition 2012-2013
    • Lesstro selected to be published in "Annuario d'Art Contemporanea - 2013" - Curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, Italy

    2013
    • "Tutto Arabi" Magazine (world-wide, Arabian horse magazine) Milano, August, 2013 - 6 pages publication on Lesstro's career and his horse painting.
    • Lesstro selected to be published in "I Segnalati" - Contemporary Masters in Painting, Book curated by Salvatore Russo, Italy

    2014
    • Lesstro's portrait "Dominique" preselected in Annual Open Exhibition by Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Mall Galleries, London, UK
    • Brown Award at 9th International Global Oil Figure Painting Competition 2014, New York, the USA, recommended by the judges to give Interviews and live demo for TV - by New Tang Dynasty TV, New York

    2015
    • Lesstro's portrait "Barbara" preselected in Annual Open Exhibition by Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Mall Galleries , London, UK
    • Lesstro's painting "Still life with Mask" preselected in Open Exhibition by New English Art Club, The Mall Galleries, London
    • Lesstro's Painting "Mirella" preselected in the 7th Figurative Painting and Sculpture Competition by Foundation of Arts and Artists, Barcelona, Spain
    • Lesstro selected to be published in the Yearbook of "Arte y Libertad" by Arte Libre Publishers, Spain
    • Lesstro invited for individual Residency by Abu Dhabi Art Hub (September 2015)

    2016
    • II Award in Russian Art Week : nomination - "Nude Aesthetic"
    • II Award in Art Portrait Club 2nd International Festival in Moscow ; nomination - "Classical Portrait"
    • 1st Award in American Art Awards, USA - Hollywood: nomination: Painting: Impressionism Animal

    2017
    • Lesstro' s painting "Ancient Rome" preselected in the VIII Figuratine Painting and Sculpture Competition by Foundation of Arts and Artists, Barcelona, Spain
    • Lesstro selected to be published and interviewed by LandEscape Art Review
    • Lesstro selected to be published in "Masters of Painting" Art Book by Art Galaxie
    • Lesstro invited to exhibit in Nord Art 2017, Budelsdorf, Germany

    10 June 2017 to 08 October 2017

    NORD ART 2017


    Vorwerksallee, Büdelsdorf, SH 24782


    12 EU

    Since 1999 the NordArt has established itself as one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary art in Europe which takes place anually in the summer months.