Ursula Radel-Leszczynski

Ursula Radel-Leszczynski

Vienna, Austria

About Ursula Radel-Leszczynski

"I’m primarily an abstract painter, although with visible connection especially to landscape painting.
My pictures are painted dynamically, on a grand scale. They emanate a wealth of color and latent emotion. The richness of color does not come from a wide range of colors, but how they are put together. I try to achieve a carefully thought-out and precisely linked construction of planes.
Recently I started a series of figurative paintings, which deal mostly with people and their perception of arts. I’m right now fascinated with the world outside of a museum or an art fair but seen from inside a museum – it is a look out on the street: visitors, who just left or casual bystanders. Four such paintings are here attached."

Ursula studied History of Art at Jagiellonian University in Cracow (diploma in Modern and Contemporary Art), which was followed by different studies (a. o. in Harvard, USA). She has been living in Vienna since long time, travelling extensively - especially to the Far East and to North America.
She is primarily an abstract painter, although with visible connection especially to landscape painting. Recently she started a series of figurative paintings, which deal mostly with people and their perception of arts.
One of the art critics wrote about her painting:
"The pictures (...) are painted dynamically, on a grand scale. They emanate a wealth of colour and latent emotion. We enter a world of coloured stains, which suggest that space has given birth to something new, something worth recording. The artist constructs a pictorial space based on colour. The richness of colour does not come from a wide range of colours, but from her knowing how to put them together. She achieves a carefully thought-out and precisely linked construction of planes. Each ‘stain’ has its own logic, emotional and constructional.
The paintings do not have formal geometry, but they certainly don’t lack structure, which comes from the twists and turns of the brush strokes. Each touch of the brush, contriving both breadth and synthesis, brings to the whole a character of unusual weight. It has a life of its own, and giving off an individual radiance it goes towards bringing about that overall harmony which can be likened to that of a musical symphony. A diversity of images arises from a palette of warm and cold colours whose rhythm, discreetly but unwaveringly, leads to a play of values. The range of values addresses the intellect; the range of colours expresses the emotions."

Education

Art Historian, specialized in Modern and Contemporary Art.
She started her artistic career around 15 years ago, studying with Chinese artists ShanZuo Zhou and DaHuang Zhou, based in Chicago and widely known as Zhou Brothers and later continued her studies also with Markus Lüpertz (Ger) und Georg Brandner (Aut).

Events

Coming:
NEXT single shows are scheduled for October 2019 in:
- Florence (Italy), opening on Oct. 5th
- Cracow (Poland) opening on Oct. 17th

Exhibited on The Other Art Fair in Brooklyn (New York) in June 2017 and in May 2018.

On Saatchi Art (joined Sep 2015):
part of the curated Collections by Rebecca Willson and other curators..
"Artist of the Day" on April 7th 2016

Exhibitions

NEXT single show is scheduled for October 2019 in Florence (Italy) and in Cracow (Poland)

Ursula's works are in various Collections in Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland, Great Britain and United States

She exhibited at The Other Art Fair in New York in 2017 and 2018.
She had regularly single shows in Cracow (e.g. in 2011, 2012, 2015) and in Vienna (e.g. in 2012, 2016) and participated also on regular basis in collective exhibitions in Austria (2004 - 2011) in Germany (2014, 2015), in Italy (e.g. Venice 2016), Monaco (2016) and in the UK (London 2019)