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

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

Untitled (trembling), 2015, acrylic and spray on canvas, 180 x 140 cm

Untitled (trembling), 2015, acrylic and spray on canvas, 180 x 140 cm

Dancer , 2015, Acrylic and spray on canvas

Dancer, 2015, Acrylic and spray on canvas

Untitled , 2015, Acrylic and spray on canvas

Untitled, 2015, Acrylic and spray on canvas

Untitled, 2015, Acrylic and spray on canvas, 90 x 125 cm

Untitled, 2015, Acrylic and spray on canvas, 90 x 125 cm

Wanderer , 2015, Acrylic and spray on canvas

Wanderer, 2015, Acrylic and spray on canvas

Untitled , 2015, Gouache on paper

Untitled, 2015, Gouache on paper

Untitled , 2015, Spray, ink, and gouache on paper

Untitled, 2015, Spray, ink, and gouache on paper

Untitled , 2015, Spray and ink on paper

Untitled, 2015, Spray and ink on paper

Echo , 2015, Spray and ink on paper

Echo, 2015, Spray and ink on paper

Untitled , 2015, Spray and ink on paper

Untitled, 2015, Spray and ink on paper

Untitled , 2015, Spray, ink, and gouache on paper

Untitled, 2015, Spray, ink, and gouache on paper

Untitled , 2015, Ink on paper

Untitled, 2015, Ink on paper

Surfaces , 2015, Spray and ink on paper

Surfaces, 2015, Spray and ink on paper

Untitled (eyes) , 2013, oil on canvas, 80 x 60 cm

Untitled (eyes), 2013, oil on canvas, 80 x 60 cm

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

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

Untitled , 2013, oil and acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80 x 4 cm

Untitled, 2013, oil and acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80 x 4 cm

Untitled (bath) , 2013, oil on canvas, 160 x 140 cm

Untitled (bath), 2013, oil on canvas, 160 x 140 cm

Plecak , 2012, oil and acrylic on canvas, 46 x 38 cm

Plecak, 2012, oil and acrylic on canvas, 46 x 38 cm

Nysa , 2012, oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm

Nysa, 2012, oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm

Look over your shoulder (fever) , 2012, oil on canvas, 150 x 150 cm

Look over your shoulder (fever), 2012, oil on canvas, 150 x 150 cm

Untitled (bed) , 2012, oil and acrylic on canvas, 50 x 40 cm

Untitled (bed), 2012, oil and acrylic on canvas, 50 x 40 cm

Untitled (shop) , 2012, oil on canvas, 120 x 105 cm

Untitled (shop), 2012, oil on canvas, 120 x 105 cm

Parawan , 2010, 160 x 50 x 5 cm

Parawan, 2010, 160 x 50 x 5 cm

Untitled , 2008, mixed media, 152 x 60 x 123 cm

Untitled, 2008, mixed media, 152 x 60 x 123 cm

Untitled , 2009, mixed media, 90 x 60 x 40 cm

Untitled, 2009, mixed media, 90 x 60 x 40 cm

Untitled , 2009, mixed media, 160 x 10 x 8 cm

Untitled, 2009, mixed media, 160 x 10 x 8 cm