Krzysztof Kokoryn

About artist

Born
5.12.1964
Born in Szczytno, 1964. In 1992 he graduated from the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (major in Painting under Professor Rajmund Ziemski and minor in Animated Film under Professor Daniel Szczechura). In 1993, he won a painting award at an exhibition held to choose the best academic diplomas in visual art from the years 1992 and 1993. In 1993 he received an honorary mention at the “Tingiel Tangiel” student film festival in Kraków. Two years later he received the audience award at an art film festival held in Zakopane for his documentary film about Antoni Rząsa entitled God's Lumberjack. Winner of many editions of the “Yach Film” Music Video Festival in Gdansk, where in 1999 and 2000 he received the award for best animation for his music videos Hill and Zorro shot for the Polish jazz-rock band Voo Voo. Furthermore, in 2001 he received the award for best music video for children (“Magic Crew”). He also designs posters, album covers, and paints pictures. His CD cover designed for the album Tischner by the bands Trebunie Tutki and Voo Voo-Nootki (released by Agora S.A.) was nominated for the 2008 Fryderyk Phonographic Academy Award. Kokoryna’s paintings represent a rare combination of synthesis and expression. Their subjects are musicians, both those whom he has met in person, and those whom he has only known by listening to their CDs, as well as musical instruments, collections of bottles, and animals. The artist’s flourishing brush strokes, bold splashes, and black outlines lend a characteristic weight to his pictures. They evoke a homely atmosphere and warmth, and contain what he considers to be most important in pictures, namely, colour, texture, and wit. Painted with a visible sense of freedom and flair, they cause the viewer to experience joy and extraordinary tenderness.

Works

Krzysztof Kokoryn

Brown Boar

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Krzysztof Kokoryn

Grey Boar

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Krzysztof Kokoryn

Boar with a Cherry Nose

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Krzysztof Kokoryn

Smiling Boar

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Krzysztof Kokoryn

Boar Father

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