Andrzej Cisowski

About artist

Born
1.03.1962
Born in Białystok, 1962; studied painting under Prof Rajmund Ziemski at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (1982–1987); post-graduate course under Konrad Klapheck and A.R. Penck at the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf; and the degree of Meisterschüller under academic supervision of A.R. Penck in 1990. His artistic activity covers painting, installation and sculpture; lives and works in Poland and Germany. Grant from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage in 2005 and 2007; an award for creative activity granted by the art quarterly “Exit”, and the 2nd prize at the 39th “Bielska Jesień” Painting Biennial in 2009. Initially associated with the Neue Wilde movement; exhibited his work in Dziekanka and Promocyjna – two renowned galleries in Warsaw gathering neo-expressionists, and in Zderzak, Kraków. After his departure for Germany in 1987 he developed an interest in collage and cartoon. This period culminated in the exhibition “Obrasy” held in Warsaw’s Galeria Kordegarda (2004) and Galeria Bielska BWA (2006). The exhibition featured a series of paintings containing colourful industrially made tablecloths with human figures superimposed on them – a unique collage work. Afterwards, he returned to Poland and settled in the village of Targów, which brought a u-turn to his artistic expression. He began to create unique, almost monochromatic compositions with the use of old photographs.

Works

Andrzej Cisowski

Spirit Boy

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Andrzej Cisowski

Bus Stop

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