The 24-year-old Leon Löwentraut has made a name for himself in the international art world with impressive speed: his art is in demand worldwide, and his exhibition openings are considered spectacular. His works have already been shown at the Kunstforum in Vienna, the Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence, the history-steeped Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice, the Bavarian National Museum in Munich, the Osthaus Museum in Hagen, the Pushkin Museum in St. Petersburg, and galleries in New York, London, Copenhagen, and Singapore.
Leon Löwentraut inspires, irritates, polarizes - the public and the media. He is the face of a young generation of artists who are giving the scene new momentum. Leon Löwentraut emphasizes: "For me, art means freedom!" His goal: "To artistically overcome the limits of time."
The business magazine Forbes chose him among the "30 under 30" (the 30 most important personalities under 30). Incidentally, Löwentraut convinced the Forbes jury not only with his powerful, expressive works, but also with his art actions such as the "Global Goals" and his "Global Gate," one of the largest mobile sculptures in the world, which stood at Frankfurt Airport until May 2021. Both art actions deal with the topic of "sustainability," interpret it artistically and carry it into the world. According to Forbes, this makes the Düsseldorf native one of the young Germans who have achieved outstanding things in 2020 and are working to change society for the better.
Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences awarded the Düsseldorf painter a lectureship in the Virtual Design course for the winter semester 2021/2022. The topic was "Future Exhibition Design." The aim was to develop intelligent staging formats for the art sector in order to make analog art more tangible with digital possibilities and creative processes more comprehensible.
Löwentraut, who has been painting since the age of 7, lives and works near Düsseldorf.