POLISH

Born in 1951 in Mieszków, Poland. Author of series of paintings realized directly in nature, titled LIVING NATURE - STILL LIFE, as well as those which register urban life and made with the collaboration of OTHER people. Studies at the State High School of Plastic Arts in
Poznań 1973-1978.
Currently, he is a full professor, Head of the X Painting Studio at the Art University in Poznań and Visiting Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Wroclaw.
2010-2014 - a professor at the Art Academy in Szczecin.
Since 2004, together with Joanna Janiak he has been making the series Megabytes of Painting and Frosty Pictures.

Works in collections:
National Museum Poznań; Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; Silesian Museum, Katowice; Regionalna Zachęta Sztuki Współczesnej, Szczecin; MCSW „Elektrownia”, Radom; Muzeum Ziemi Lubuskiej, Zielona Góra; Drents Museum, Assen; Arsenal Municipal Gallery, Poznań; Bielska BWA Gallery, Bielsko - Biała, BWA: Lublin, Konin, Leszno, Bydgoszcz, Gorzów Wlkp.; Podlaska Gallery, Biała Podlaska; State Museum at Majdanek; Regional Museum, Kalisz; Contemporary Art Gallery, Przemyśl; Archdiocesan Museum, Warsaw; Contemporary Art Gallery, Sandomierz and many private collections.

www.piotrckowalski.pl

In former times, I used to paint in my studio and only there, and only with paint. Nowadays I am painting my images everywhere I can, on everything I can and with everything at hand – in accordance with Max Ernst who once said: “You can paint using anything, including paint”.
That is why I paint:
-Tasty, more tasty and untasteful images;
-Light and heavy images;
-Borderline, near borderline, and cross-border images;
-Polite, very polite, impolite and sinful images;
-Images painted in the sun, in shadow, without shadow, and without shadow of a doubt;
-Finished and infinite images;
-Images painted under shelter, out on the road, and damned;
-Images painted on and in the wall;
-Images painted on, under, beside and instead off the easel;
-Images painted on a high and low level (but never an average level);
-Images painted vertically, horizontally and at an (always appropriate) angle;
-Images painted in the fire and on gas (small yet…);
-Transitional, passing, flying images;
-Screwed-up and not screwed-up yet images;
-Images painted with and without problems;
-Images painted with (not bad) connections and without connections;
-Images painted on, under, and from timber;
-Images painted fast and very fast;
-Images painted slowly, and those that it seems that you may not have painted at all;
-Images painted without, in frames and in the frame of a friendship.