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Paweł Korab Kowalski

Born in Warsaw, Poland, 1974. Lives and works in Spain (Tenerife) and Poland (Warsaw). Studied in European Faculty of Arts in Warsaw. In 1999 has obtained MA with Honours in painting (Prof. Antoni Kowalski). Two-time recipient of the Ministry’s of Culture and Cultural Heritage scholarship.

Author of 12 individual exhibitions as well as participant of collective exhibitions in Poland and abroad.
Individual exhibitions: “Through time and space”, Galerie -1, Warsaw, Poland; “Et le Corps apparait...”, Espace Vera, Paris; “Embodiment”, Ney Gallery, Warsaw, Poland; "Above Cloud Level", RH Galerie, Freiburg, Germany; "Unknown Islands", Svenstein Museum, Netherlands.
Special mention and post-competition exhibition at XV International Print Art Triennial, Kanagawa, Japan Laureate of national competition “Painting 2000”, Miyauchi, Japan.
"Korab’s work showcases a diverse range of paintings, each possessing its own language and conceptual depth. His artworks constitute a visual dialogue between nature and the human-made world, blurring the boundaries between organic forms and intertwining geometric structures. This fusion reflects Korab's fascination with the interconnectedness of things and serves as

a reminder of the symbiotic relationship between humanity and nature. The artist's paintings demand engagement and interpretation while simultaneously encouraging the embrace of ambiguity. His works don't rely on easy categorizations and challenge our prior notions of art's nature. They remind us that the essence lies not in supplying answers but in asking questions and undermining concepts.
The artist engages in a silent dialogue with the old masters by producing his own paints. He uses natural earth pigments, rock, and stone fillers such as marble, quartz, or dolomite, as well as powdered oxidized metals. This labor-intensive process translates into energy that emanates from the paintings. The authenticity and strength of colors, the depth of matte finish, and the organic and diverse textures all contribute to the fact that we no longer see paint itself; we see a world, a world changing through time and space."
OSCAR SMEJT - art critic

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