Luc Leestemaker

Landscape 2008.01

Allegories 24

Dreams 8

Landscape 2005.22

2008.06

2008.07

Landscape 2008.05

Landscape 2008.07

2010.01

Landscape 2006.17

Ascension #35

Soliquoi 32

Landscape 2009.07

2011.29

2011.36

Untitled 2011

Ascension #29

2010.07

2010.01

Landscape.2008.15 

Haiku 70

TR.2004.12

Voyager 55

Landscape 2008.01
Landscape 2008.01


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Signature: Signed by Artist on Verso
Unframed Dimensions: 41 x 33 inches
Year: 2008

Allegories 24
Allegories 24


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Signature: Signed by Artist on Verso
Unframed Dimensions: 41 x 33 inches
Series: Allegories
Year: 2008

Dreams 8
Dreams 8


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Signature: Signed by Artist on Verso
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 40 inches
Series: Dreams
Year: 2008

Landscape 2005.22
Landscape 2005.22


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 54 x 54 inches
Year: 2005

2008.06
2008.06


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2008

2008.07
2008.07


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 30 inches
Year: 2008

Landscape 2008.05
Landscape 2008.05


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 60 x 60 inches
Year: 2008

Landscape 2008.07
Landscape 2008.07


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 60 x 60 inches
Year: 2008

2010.01
2010.01


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 58 x 56 inches
Year: 2010

Landscape 2006.17
Landscape 2006.17


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 24 x 24 inches
Year: 2006

Ascension #35
Ascension #35


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 60 x 60 inches

Soliquoi 32
Soliquoi 32


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 54 x 54 inches
Year: 2008

Landscape 2009.07
Landscape 2009.07


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 60 x 52 inches
Year: 2009

2011.29
2011.29


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Unframed Dimensions: 50 x 48 inches
Year: 2011

2011.36
2011.36


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Unframed Dimensions: 50 x 48 inches
Year: 2011

Untitled 2011
Untitled 2011


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Unframed Dimensions: 48 x 60 inches
Year: 2011

Ascension #29
Ascension #29


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Unframed Dimensions: 54 x 52 inches
Framed Dimensions: 56 x 54 inches

2010.07
2010.07


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Unframed Dimensions: 50 x 48 inches
Year: 2010

2010.01
2010.01


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 48 x 72 inches
Year: 2010

Landscape.2008.15 
Landscape.2008.15 


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Signature: Unsigned (accompanied by certificate from estate)
Unframed Dimensions: 54 x 54 inches
Year: 2008

Haiku 70
Haiku 70


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 54 x 54 inches
Year: 2009

TR.2004.12
TR.2004.12


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 40 x 40 inches
Year: 2004

Voyager 55
Voyager 55


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed media on canvas
Signature: Signed by Artist on Verso
Unframed Dimensions: 32 x 48 inches
Series: Voyager
Year: 2006

Biography

Born in the Netherlands in 1957, Leestemaker was largely self-taught as an artist but took inspiration and guidance from his grandfather, a painter in the Dutch court. In his native land, Leestemaker was an organizer and entrepreneur in several arts, including visual art, theater, and literature. Working in Amsterdam, he helped found a performing arts center, an art collective, and a monthly magazine devoted to business and the arts. He was managing director of Leestemaker & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in arts marketing, financing, and public relations that at its height boasted the Dutch government's cultural portfolio as its most prominent client.

In the 1990s, Leestemaker moved to Los Angeles. After a stint as an actor and model, he turned to painting full time. Leestemaker developed a style influenced by Abstract Expressionism in both its American and European forms. He eventually evolved a more lyrical style, in which the expansive brushstrokes and vivid palette of Abstract Expressionism becalm themselves, ultimately taking on the composition and atmosphere of land- and seascapes. Vigorous, yet imbued with art-historical reference, his paintings have a distinctive and evocative style.

In 2005, Leestemaker created a private art fund to mentor and invest in emerging and established artists such as sculptor Patrick Marold, photographer Richard D’Amore, and composer Vincent Ho. In 2006, Ho used four paintings of the artist as inspiration for a chamber music composition, “Four Paintings By Leestemaker.”

The artist also collaborated with famed composer and musician Charlie Haden and created the artwork for Haden’s 2005 Grammy Award-winning CD “Land of the Sun.” His collaboration with Hollywood’s film industry has led to a number of film and television projects including “Spiderman,” “Bringing Down the House,” “Erin Brockovich,” “Shopgirl “Spiderman III,” “Fracture,” and “Boston Legal.”

In March 2012, Leestemaker was selected as a Star of Design in the art category by the Pacific Design Center. On May, 18, 2012, Leestemaker passed away peacefully on his 55th birthday. As well as being a part of major corporate and private collections, Leestemaker’s work continues to be exhibited widely throughout North America and Europe, in museums, commercial galleries, and various public spaces. In 2014, Luc’s work was selected for exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing (MoCA Beijing).