Leo Poloniecki is a contemporary British artist living and working in Singapore, who was trained at the Camberwell Art School, part of the London Institute, where he specialised in Fine Art. In 2014 his work was selected as part of Saatchi Art's Spotlight on Asia feature, and was also chosen for inclusion in the International Contemporary Artist’s yearbook, 2015. He has recently been shortlisted for the Neo: art prize and the Griffin Gallery Open Liquitex Art prize, both in the UK.
Leo’s paintings incline towards minimalist expression. He enjoys beginning with the complex and reducing this to something simple. His process is to start with loose, spontaneous drawings in charcoal or pencil, which then evolve to become works that are tightly structured. However, within this, there is an essential dash of imperfection, a resistance to perfect symmetry.
He is a contemplative painter and understands that the act of beginning a painting creates an imbalance that asks to be resolved. Whether painting figurative or abstract work, each painting becomes a journey towards that resolution - with its own set of struggles and conflicts. Above all, there's a love of the pleasure of paint itself, and the textures and colours that can be created with it. He hopes any finished work of his communicates the enjoyment he has had in making it.
He has been painting for 20 years and his work is owned by collectors all over the world, but particularly Europe and America.