Łukasz Leja (he|him) is a New York City-based artist originally from Poland. Leja pursues figurative paintings, and the subject of his work is love and sex. He uses oil and paints on old canvases that he finds on the streets. As a trained architect, he creates geometrically pleasing compositions with live human bodies.
What desire means to me:
"Desire is something that both inspires and motivates me. It makes the clock go slower, causes me to breathe faster, my blood to race, my chest to burn, and a particular part of my body to grow.
I believe our desires make us who we are."
Fuck las meninas / Velázques move over
(Selfportrait with- )
Oil on canvas, 2022