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Tomasz Kowalski

Tomasz Kowalski is at the forefront of a movement of young Polish artists embracing a form of “new surrealism,” which can be understood as a reaction against rationalized political discourses towards the elements of the uncanny that lurks in the crevices of reality. In Kowalski’s paintings and drawings, the quotidian morphs into the tragi-comic, lending his imagery an enigmatic and psychedelic quality.

Tomasz Kowalski (b. 1984, Szczebrzeszyn) lives and works in Warsaw. He is recipient of the 2014 Drawing Prize of the Daniel & Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation. His work has been shown at venues such as Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw; La Kunsthalle - Centre d'art Contemporain, Mulhouse; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; mumok, Vienna; De Appel, Amsterdam; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and S.M.A.K.- Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent.

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Tomasz Kowalski, Untitled, 2017 

 gouache on paper, 43 x 30,5 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, Untitled, 2017

gouache on paper, 43 x 30,5 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, Untitled, 2017 
gouache on paper, 50 x 35 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, Untitled, 2017
gouache on paper, 50 x 35 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, Untitled, 2017 
gouache on paper, 43 x 30,5 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, Untitled, 2017
gouache on paper, 43 x 30,5 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, Untitled, 2017 
gouache on paper, 50 x 35 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, Untitled, 2017
gouache on paper, 50 x 35 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, Untitled, 2017 
gouache on paper, 43 x 30,5 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, Untitled, 2017
gouache on paper, 43 x 30,5 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, Untitled, 2017 
ink, gouache and collage on paper, 43,2 x 30,7 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, Untitled, 2017
ink, gouache and collage on paper, 43,2 x 30,7 cm

Tomasz Kowalski,  Untitled , 2015 
Acrylic and spray on canvas

Tomasz Kowalski, Untitled, 2015
Acrylic and spray on canvas

Tomasz Kowalski,  Dancer , 2015, Acrylic and spray on canvas

Tomasz Kowalski, Dancer, 2015, Acrylic and spray on canvas

Tomasz Kowalski,  Distant Invitation , 2015 
Acrylic and spray on canvas, 140 x 120 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, Distant Invitation, 2015
Acrylic and spray on canvas, 140 x 120 cm

Tomasz Kowalski,  Untitled , 2015, acrylic and spray on canvas, 140 x 120 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, Untitled, 2015, acrylic and spray on canvas, 140 x 120 cm

Tomasz Kowalski,  Sliders , 2015 
Acrylic and spray on canvas, 110 x 120 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, Sliders, 2015
Acrylic and spray on canvas, 110 x 120 cm

Tomasz Kowalski,  Wanderer , 2015 
Acrylic and spray on canvas

Tomasz Kowalski, Wanderer, 2015
Acrylic and spray on canvas

Tomasz Kowalski,  Untitled (cat) , 2013 
oil on canvas, 140 x 120 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, Untitled (cat), 2013
oil on canvas, 140 x 120 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, untitled (bath), 2013 
oil on canvas, 160 x 140 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, untitled (bath), 2013
oil on canvas, 160 x 140 cm

Surfaces , 2015, Spray and ink on paper

Surfaces, 2015, Spray and ink on paper

Untitled , 2015, Ink on paper

Untitled, 2015, Ink on paper

Tomasz Kowalski,  Untitled , 2015 
Gouache on paper, 50 x 35 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, Untitled, 2015
Gouache on paper, 50 x 35 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, Untitled, 2014 
Pencil on paper 43 x 30,2 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, Untitled, 2014
Pencil on paper 43 x 30,2 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, Untitled, 2014 
Pencil on paper, 43 x 30,2 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, Untitled, 2014
Pencil on paper, 43 x 30,2 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, Untitled, 2014 
Pencil on paper, 43,2 x 30,6 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, Untitled, 2014
Pencil on paper, 43,2 x 30,6 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, Untitled, 2014 
Gouach, ink, collage, 46,5 x 61 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, Untitled, 2014
Gouach, ink, collage, 46,5 x 61 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, Untitled, 2014 
Gouach, paint, ink, collage, 43,3 x 61 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, Untitled, 2014
Gouach, paint, ink, collage, 43,3 x 61 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, untitled, 2013 
gouach, spray, paint, ink, collage, 42 x 30 cm

Tomasz Kowalski, untitled, 2013
gouach, spray, paint, ink, collage, 42 x 30 cm