In my youth I always was drawing and painting. I wanted to become a fashion designer and studied at the Art Academy in Maastricht. My plans changed: during my study I seized the opportunity to work at an advertising agency. A job that led quit me the Academy. After some years in the advertising/public relations world I took a different path and the next decades I worked in different organizations, from healthcare till international real estate finance.
Throughout my life, painting had been private domain. That was until 2014 when I made a trip to the Mongolian Gobi desert. This particular experience reawakened whatever had drawn me to paint. Painting has my full attention ever since.
I am born in Maastricht (1955, The Netherlands). Currently I live at the Dutch countryside.
I create modern abstract expressionist paintings and work with acrylics, oil, mixed media, ink and spray on canvas and paper; the artworks are mostly build up with many layers. My paintings are originals, unique and inspired by memories. In my paintings I try to capture the ephemeral, that which lies beyond words or reason. It just comes natural. My inspiration comes from occurrences in daily life, people, cultures, contrasts spotted in nature or cities, architecture. What touches my heart I translate in my paintings. While painting I have no limits, I love to explore and mix colors and materials, as result that I sometimes mess up a painting, but this can also be the start of something unexpected new.
Painting is fun, sometimes a struggle: is it enough, is it finished, is it too much? However, it's always an adventure.
2023 | UPCOMING
GALLERY AZUR BERLIN
April/May / participation exhibition / info will follow
ART GUIDE STORIES 2023
Participation / info will follow
2022 | EXHIBITIONS
Monat Gallery Madrid - September 12-October 12, 2022
Galerie 8 Hattem/NL - July 5-End August, 2022
CARROUSSEL DU LOUVRE, PARIS
ARTio Gallery Toronto Canada - April 8-10, 2022
BUTTERFLY EFFECT Online Exhibition
February 21-July 21, 2022
See more: https://www.contemporaryartcuratormagazine.com/online-exhibition-butterfly-effect/leonce-lemmens
PARIS INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR Art3f
Represented by MONAT Gallery Madrid - January 28-30, 2022
THE WORLD REVOLVES AROUND ME
M.A.D.S. Art Gallery Milano and Fuerteventura Online exhibition - January 28-February 3, 2022
WE CONTEMPORARY catalog by MUSA International
Represented by Monat Art Gallery - Madrid Spain
November 2021 - November 2022
www.artsy.com : https://www.artsy.net/search?term=leonce%20lemmens
International Prize Paris
At Art Shopping Carroussel de Louvre October 21-23, 2022
Certificate of Excellence 2022 Circle Foundation for the Arts
Voices of Tomorrow International Art Award by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine
Power of Creativity Art book devised by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine
2020 | Exhibition Colorida Art Gallery Lisbon (cancelled re. Covid)
2018 | Exhibition Gemeentehuis Hattem
2014 | Group exhibition Koetshuizen Elswout Overveen
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