Reviews by foreign art critics
Prof.Mario Nicosia, DFG Roma ( International Painting Competition " Natale di Roma, 2009:
"Alma creative and professional. Artistic genius. Figurative realist painter creates female figures full of deep tension, illusion, escape. With great mastery of colors the artist paints on canvas startling figures that glow like pure light. Lesstro's artworks show perfect balance of refined, lyrical atmosphere and the ideal artistic language. His paintings arouse great admiration."
Tomas Paredes Romero - Presidente de la Associacion Madrilena de Criticos de Arte, Museo Europeo de Arte Moderno, Barcelona, 2011:
" Leszek Piotrowsky - Poesia Visual
Al mas puro estilo academico , la pintura de posado del autor resulta, actualmente, un atrevimiento en defensa del metodo del buen hacer del oficio de pintor. Retratos con significado en los ropajes y posturas de los modelos. Tratamiento de la composicion y equilibrio bajo la influencia de los maestros del barroco. Provoca el centrado y da importancia al motive de la obra concediendo todo el protagonismo a la figura.
Los contrastes entre el fondo y el primero plano nos transportan a los ciaroscuros del manierismo. El color esta condicionado por el tratamiento de la luz y los carmines preponderan en los ropajes.
Las carnaciones tambien lucen puntos claros que aportan dinamismo a la expression. Se aprecia una evolucion positiva hacia la concrecion de un estilo propio, mas determinado, embaucador, un lenguaje contundente y en busca de la belleza. Seguiremos su carrera artistica ."
Pedro Boaventura - Producer - Masters of Painting, Volume I , 2017:
"The Neoclassical approach and the mastery in technique, represent one of Piotrowski's strong assets, which we can uncover throughout his entire work. His themes vary between historic or orientalism, feminine beauty and still life all represented in Romanic Realism. Piotrowski is brilliant when it comes to characterizing actions, pure snaps whose naturalness is so palpable that it's almost as if we were witnessing a scene. The poses are delicate and elegant, they reveal the bodies though a perfect anatomy, and possess properly elaborated textures.
The warm light is carefully positioned, emphasizing the volumetry and contributes to the general atmosphere, reflecting more intensively the skin tones and the warm and golden hues. Piotrowski enjoys working the light punctually, as the light doesn't actually swamp the entire scene, quite the opposite in fact, it sprinkles itself fitfully and sometimes it is even capable of creating patterns that channel our glance and manipulate our attention. In some figures, it's deeply interesting to witness the use of violets, lilacs and magentas in recessive planes and grey areas, causing a more dynamic and artistic tonal contrast. The women establish a connection with the color and texture of their enveloping fabrics, in a mirror that emphasizes their freshness, beauty and seduction. They ordinarily have a thoughtful or contemplative semblance, which sometimes is even nostalgic and melancholic. The fabrics let their brightness shine through subtle and careful colors, sometimes punctuated with strong colors.
Piotrowski is splendid in horse portrays, in which, besides mastering the equestrian anatomy and its movement, he is also able to convey their strength. The reflections of their fur, so unique and typical are masterfully reproduced : refracted under a kaleidoscopic multiplicity of colors."