Leszek Wyczˇ│kowski

Was born into a family of artists in Zielonka near Warsaw - Poland in 1950. His great-grand uncle, Leon Wyczolkowski (1852-1936), was a great Polish painter and graphic artist, associated with Young Poland (Mloda Polska) - an important artistic movement at the turn of 19th and 20th century. Leszek Wyczˇlkowski received his first artistic training at an early age from his father. His formal education was obtained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw - Poland (1975-1977). After immigrating to Canada in 1978 Leszek Wyczolkowski continued his education at the Ontario College of Art (1980-1982 and graduated with honours). In 2005 Leszek attended a self-directed residency at The Banff Centre, Banff Alberta. He has traveled through Asia and Europe and has exhibited in over one hundred thirty one-man and group shows in Austria, Canada, France, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and the United States. Leszek Wyczˇlkowski's works appear in museums, corporate, public and private collections in Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia, Sweden and the United States. Leszek Wyczˇlkowski is living and working in Mississauga, Ontario.

Artist Statement

My art is the balance of two worlds. The initial world is one of intellect, geometry and order bound by strong craftsmanship. The other world is soft, organic, sensitive and instinctive. These two worlds combined are the foundation of my art, the result of which is the starting point of the viewer's imagination.

There is a strong cohesiveness with nature in my work, things organic and cosmic, with a glimpse of life under the microscope. My graphics are fundamentally based on logic and balance.

I want my work to serve the contemplation, which is so necessary to a person, in order to discover one's own self and one's own link with the world. I like to maintain a dialogue with the viewer. I never give an answer; I let the reaction depend on who sees it.


Leszek Wyczolkowski

EXHIBITIONS:

2006

ART GALLERY OF ALGOMA, Sault Ste Marie, ON - Canada

2005 WALTER PHILLIPS GALLERY/THE OTHER GALLERY, THE BANFF CENTRE, Banff, AB - Canada
2004 OPEN STUDIO, Toronto, ON - Canada
ART GALLERY OF MISSISSAUGA, Mississauga, ON - Canada
TWO RIVERS GALLERY, Prince George, BC - Canada
2003 CITY OF LODZ HISTORY MUSEUM, Lodz - Poland
1112 GALLERY/SOCIETY FOR ARTS, Chicago, IL - U. S. A.
WALBRZYCH'S GALLERY OF ART BWA "CASTLE KSIAZ" - Poland
NATIONAL MUSEUM IN KIELCE, Kielce - Poland
2002 CENTRE of CULTURE "ZAMEK" PROFIL GALLERY, Poznan - Poland
GALLERY OF MODERN ART BWA, Kalisz - Poland
GALLERY OF MODERN ART, Opolev - Poland
2001 THE NATIONAL MUSEUM, Wroclaw - Poland
THE TRIANGLE GALLERY of VISUAL ART, Calgary - Canada
1999 1112 GALLERY/SOCIETY FOR ARTS, Chicago - U.S.A.
1998 PAUL KUHN GALLERY, Calgary - Canada
1996

REGIONAL MUSEUM in Siedlce - Poland
THE POLISH MUSEUM OF AMERICA, Chicago - USA
MISSISSAUGA ART GALLERY, Mississauga Ont. - Canada

1995 MUNICIPALITY of ATHENS CULTURAL CENTRE, Athens, Greece
WORLD EXHANGE PLAZA, Ottawa - Canada
1994 STARA KORDEGARDA GALLERY, Warsaw - Poland
NATIONAL MUSEUM in CRACOW - Poland
CENTRE OF CULTURE and ART, Kalisz - Poland
1993 FOCUS GALLERY, Toronto - Canada
1992 WORLD TRADE CENTRE, Toronto - Canada
POINT GALLERY, Toronto - Canada
1991 CENTRE OF CULTURE and ART, Kalisz - Poland
1990 THE REGIONAL MUSEUM in Bydgoszcz - Poland
1989 GALLERY ZET, Zielonka - Poland
ART GALLERY PLANTY 3, Krakow - Poland
1988 MORIN-MILLER GALLERIES, New York City - USA
REGION of PEEL GALLERY, Brampton - Canada
UNIVERSITY of TORONTO, Toronto - Canada
1987 ART DIALOGUE GALLERY, Toronto - Canada
L'ALLIANCE FRANCAISE, Ottawa - Canada
THE UPSTAIRS GALLERY, Port Credit, Ontario - Canada
1986 TEATR POLSKI, Warsaw - Poland
1985 DOLORES LeBLANC PATENAUDE, Ottawa - Canada
COLUMBUS CENTRE ART GALLERY, Toronto - Canada
1984 CITY HALL, Ottawa - Canada
POSK GALLERY, London - Great Britain
GAYTON GALLERY, London - Great Britain
1983 KAISER HOUSE GALLERIES, Kleinburg, Ontario - Canada
DEL BELLO GALLERY, Toronto - Canada
1982 GALERIE MONTCALM, Hull - Canada
GALERIE SURREALISTE, Toronto - Canada
DEL BELLO GALLERY, Toronto - Canada
GALLERY 76, Toronto - Canada
DRAGONSKOLANS KONST-KLUBB, Umaea - Sweden
1981 POLISH CULTURAL CENTRE, Toronto - Canada
DEL BELLO GALLERY, Toronto - Canada
1980 TONIARA ART GALLERY, Mississauga Ontario - Canada
DEL BELLO GALLERY, Toronto - Canada
EAST YORK LIBRARY, Toronto - Canada
1979 POLISH CULTURAL CENTRE, Toronto - Canada
ETOBICOKE PUBLIC LIBRARY, Toronto - Canada
1978 POLISH CULTURAL CENTRE, Toronto - Canada
1976 PROF. LIBRSKY GALLERY, Viena - Austria
1975 CITY HALL, Zielonka - Poland

 

WORKS:

ANNOUNCEMENT
oil on canvas

CORRESPONDENCE
oil on canvas

DIALOGUE
oil on canvas

 

ELEMENTS
oil on canvas

 

QUARANTINE
oil on canvas

 

SUBCONSCIOUS
oil on canvas

 

TIMELESS MOMENTS
oil on canvas

 

TRADERS
oil on canvas

 

TRILOGY
oil on canvas

     


Dream of my Country
Aquatint
69 x 99 cm


Marriage
Aquatint
24,5 x 38,5 cm

 


Hidden Thoughts
aquatint/etching,
107 x 46 cm.

 


Window II
aquatint/etching,
79 x 46 cm.

 


Innocence
Etching
60 x 60 cm.