Léonce Lemmens (b. 1955, Maastricht, The Netherlands) is a self-taught abstract painter, living in a small village near Zwolle, Netherlands.
She studied shortly at the Art Academy in Maastricht but found a challenge to work at a publicity agency. In the next decades she had a meandering career and worked in various organizations, from healthcare till international real estate finance.
Throughout her life, painting had been private. That was until 2014 when she made a trip to the Mongolian Gobi desert. This particular experience reawakened whatever had drawn her to paint. Painting has her full attention ever since and she found her way in abstraction.
I paint abstract and expressionist pieces with acrylics, oil, mixed media, ink and spray on canvas and paper.
My paintings are originals 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 feeling and energy are leading in the moment.
I love traveling, it's a great source of inspiration. Of course inspiration comes from these trips, but also from occurrences in daily life, cultures, contrasts spotted in nature or cities, architecture. I'm interested in people: their stories, where and how they live.
While painting I have no limits. I love to paint minimalistic black/white, but I often finish in colors. During the process I like to explore and mix colors and materials, maybe that's the reason. The result is that I sometimes mess up a painting, but this can also be the start of something unexpectedly new.
Painting is fun, although it sometimes can be a struggle: is it enough, finished, too much? However, it's always an adventure.
From April 28th, 2023 represented by
GALERIA AZUR BERLIN
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GALLERY AZUR BERLIN
April 28 - May 28, 2023
Group exhibition "SESSION 03"
BIJ BÄRBEL & VAN SPAENDONCK ART GALLERY ZWOLLE
From May 13th 2023
ART GUIDE ANTWERP 2023
Participation / more info soon
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
Art Guide Amsterdam
Art Guide The Netherlands
Art Guide Artists
Exhibition Colorida Art Gallery Lisbon (cancelled re. Covid)
Exhibition Gemeentehuis Hattem
Group exhibition Koetshuizen Elswout Overveen
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