Star Of The Week Artist: Leo Gesess

About The Artist

Born and grown up in Switzerland Leo Gesess has always been a freethinker with ideas and visions. His motto for his photographic work:

“Hold the moment and fill it with life.”

As a photographer and creative director and owner of the advertising agency COM.COM. www.comcom.ooo in Switzerland for over 17 years he is working for national and international clients and brands.

Extensive stays abroad from 2006 until 2010 in the USA and Italy generated exciting projects. Like the photography book „A very common horsebook“, for which he produced all photos in Nova Scotia Canada, or the book „100 years Setter & Pointer Club Switzerland“. Both books have been admitted to the category „Most beautiful books of Switzerland“.

Besides being a selected Member of TAU, the professional photographer association Italy, Leo Gesess furthermore has been the official photographer of the Italian Rally Champion.

Exposition Sept. 2017 at the Museum of Gedenk&Mahnstätte in Düsseldorf, Germany. Exposition at fiftyfifty Gallery in Düsseldorf, Germany. Photo-Exposition (big sized photos) in the City of Düsseldorf with the series “underdog”. Several Honorable Mnetions and finalist at International Photo Awards in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, California.

Actual awards

  • 2021 – Leone d’Oro Award for Visual Arts, Venice, Italy
  • 2021 – Trierenberg Super Circuit 2021. Finalist and Image included in the exhibition. Austria
  • 2021 – LICC London International Creativity Competition – Shortlist with EICIFA SWISS Cigars
  • 2021 – Award for International Creativity Auguste Renoir, Menton, Côte d’Azur, France
  • 2021 – ArtTour International Publications “ARTIST OF THE DAY”, New York, USA
  • 2021 – LICC London, accepted entry for the Category Advertising/Photography, London
  • 2021 – Invitation “The Best Modern and Contemporary Artists” 2021 – Rome Italy
  • 2021 – Star of the week 2021. Arttour International, New York USA
  • 2021 – BIFA Budapest International Foto Awards – Bronce Winner over all. Advertising/Fashion, Budapest
  • 2021 – BIFA Budapest International Foto Awards – Bronce Winner over all. Editorial/Conflict, Budapest
  • 2020 – International Prix LOUVRE ART MUSEUM Prix de la Critique Award
  • 2020 – IPA Los Angeles Califorina USA Honorable mention category one shot – on world
  • 2020 – MONOVISIONS AWARDS 2020, London. Honorable mention category conceptual photography
  • 2020 – International Award “Artist of the Year 2020” EA Arteclub
  • 2020 – My work shown in the book – Art Universal “The Great Masters of Contemporary Art” 2020
  • 2020 – Trofeo Artista dell’Anno 2020 – Conferimento Critico Europeo per le Arti Visive, Italy
  • 2020 – Selected Finalist at the Siena International Photo Award 2020, Italy
  • 2020 – Officially confirmed nomination for the Golden Palm of Visual Arts 2020, Cannes , France
  • 2020 – Nominated for International Prize Frida Kahlo.for artistic merit, Milan
  • 2020 – Pre-selected for the BEST OF THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHERS, One Eyeland Book
  • 2019 – 14thSpider Award, Beverly Hills, Ca. USA – Nomination category “people”
  • 2019 – International Prize GIOTTO for artistic merit, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2019 – 3th Biennale, International Award Leonardo da Vinci, Italy
  • 2019 – Oscar della Creatività for life work, ArtExpo International, Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • 2019 – Artist of the Year 2019 – International Prize – EA International
  • 2019 – World’s Best of The Best Photography – Winner Category Fashion
  • 2019 – International Color Awards Beverly Hills, Ca. USA – Nominee Category Fashion
  • 2019 – CFA Artist of the Year Contest Results – Finalist Award
  • 2019 – Spider Awards, Beverly Hills, Ca, 2 nominations/finalist/shortlist. Winner of Honorable Mention Award in category “Children of the World”
  • 2018 – The Oscar of the Visual Arts – The Global Art Awards, Dubai, Collaboration with The Wall Street Journal, Winner – 1th place over all Category Best Photography Art Category Best Photography Art
  • 2018 – BEST OF THE BEST Photographer Volume 8
  • 2018 – TIFA TOKYO INTERNATION FOTO AWARD, Honorable mention nude
  • 2018 – TIFA TOKYO INTERNATION FOTO AWARD, Honorable mention Advertising
  • 2018 – ICA International Color Award Beverly Hills CA. 3 Nominations, Finalist – Honorable Mention Category Fashion
  • 2018 – FIIPA2018 FIOF Italy International Photography Awards – Category winner, 3th over all
  • 2018 – Finalist for the FIIPA2018 FIOF Italy International Photography Awards – Bronce
  • 2018 – Award of the International Prize RAFFAELLO, Italy
  • 2018 – Awarded with the “ATIM’s Top 60 Masters Of Contemporary Art” presented by ArtTour International Magazine at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, April 27th, 2018
  • 2017 – The Oskar of the Visual Arts – The Global Art Award, Dubai, Collaboration with Armani & The Wall Street Journal,
    Winner – 1. Place The Global Art Awards Dubai, Category Best Photography Art
  • 2017 – Black&White Spyder Award, Beverly Hills, Ca, USA, Nominee, Honorable Mention Category “Children of the world”
  • 2017 – Black&White Spyder Award, Beverly Hills, Ca, USA, Nominee, Honorable Mention Category “Fashion”
  • 2017 – International Photo Award for creative photography, EA Edition, Milano Italia
  • 2017 – “The Best Modern and Contemporary Artists”. Berlin, Germany
  • 2017 – IPA – The International Photo Awards, Honorable Mention Category “Fashion”
  • 2017 – MIFA Moscow International Photo Award – Honorable Mention category “fashion”
  • 2017 – MIFA, Moscow International Foto Award, Honorable Mention category “fashion”
  • 2017 – MIFA, Moscow International Foto Award, Honorable Mention category “photgraffiti”
  • 2017 – International Color Awards, Beverly Hills, California USA, 1 Nomination, Category People, Finalist & Honorable Mention
  • 2017 – International Color Awards, Beverly Hills, California USA, 3 Nominations Category Fashion, Finalist & Honorable Mention
  • 2017 – International Spyder Award, Beverly Hills, Ca. – Nominee Category Fashion – Finalist
  • 2017 – International Spyder Award, Beverly Hills, Ca. – Nominee Category People – Finalist
  • 2016: > Minerva, Master of Arts Award, International Academy, Italia in Arte nel Mondo Associazione Culturale >International Michelangelo Art Award and International Art Award Leonardo Da Vinci in Italy as well as category winner of the Moskow International Photo Award MIFA.
  • 2015:  International Spyder Black & White Award Beverly Hills, Top 10 best entry worldwide of Artavita USA, Honorable Mention of the IPA International Photographer Award USA, award for a sports- and action-series with the Fotoforum Germany, Photography Master Cup USA and Award of Excellence Photographers with the Forum Magazine USA.
    Among others his pictures have also been published in the book „Master of Photography 2015“ USA.

Actual Photo Exhibitions

 

  • 2017 Museum Gedenk & Mahnstätte Düsseldorf (Sept.2017 –  March 2018)
  • 2017 fiftyfifty Gallery Düsseldorf
  • 2016 Trofeo Internazionale Arte Imperio (Louvre, Vienna, Rome)
  • 2016 Verona Triennale, Italy
  • 2016 Brenta Biennale, Italy
  • 2016 Naples Exhibition Segnalati, Italy

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