Lukas Luzius Leichtle

Lukas Luzius Leichtle’s practice is rooted in his interaction with the medium of painting and the sensitive observation of his intimately staged subjects. By building up his works through successive layers of transparent pigments, and his use of abrasive tools such as sandpaper or manicure milling cutters, Leichtle creates tactile and intricate surfaces. The space surrounding his depicted subjects appears to be tight, drawing in the viewer and inviting them to observe.

A solo exhibition of Leichtle’s work is taking place at the NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein (Aachen) in 2023.

Works from this artist






  • Untitled (ear cover)

    Lukas Luzius Leichtle

  • Untitled (compression 2)

    Lukas Luzius Leichtle

  • Untitled (compression 1)

    Lukas Luzius Leichtle


Lukas Luzius Leichtle was born in Aachen, Germany in 1995. He now lives and works in Berlin, Germany.


Lukas Luzius Leichtle is studying at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee in the classes of Friederike Feldmann and Nader Ahriman.


His work has been featured in exhibitions at Newchild Gallery (Antwerp), Linseed Projects (Shanghai), Brücke Museum (Berlin), Festival of Emerging Art (Berlin) and the Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz (Berlin).

In the studio