Piotr Kossakowski

About artist

Born
3.01.1976
Born in Sosnowiec, 1976; studied under Professor Zbigniew Blukacz and Professor Roman Kalarus at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice; obtained Diplomas in Painting and Poster Art (2005). He is currently working as an assistant lecturer in Professor Ireneusz Walczak’s Section of Painting at the Katowice Academy of Fine Arts, where he received his Ph.D. in Art in 2009. Piotr Kossakowski, Grzegorz Hańderek and Michał Minor form an informal group whose artistic creations in the fields of painting, poster art and video provide a commentary on the current socio-cultural reality of life in Poland. He paints portraits of celebrities, artists and politicians. He also paints pictures of devastated and littered cities that can be described as industrial elegies on the subject of contemporary life captured within the confines of abstract multicoloured images. He is the recipient of scholarships from the H. Kołłątaj Foundation (2003), the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (2004) and the Marshal of the Province of Silesia (2008). In 2004 he was awarded a prize in the Samsung Art Master Competition (“Fabryka Trzciny”, Warsaw). Recipient of an honorary mention at the Poster Festival in Kraków (Palace of Art of the Fine Arts Society, 2005) and 39th “Bielska Jesień” Painting Biennial (Galeria Bielska BWA, 2009) where his featured work was purchased for the collection of the Foundation for Silesia). In 2010 he participated in two events organized by Galeria Bielska BWA: the “Sphere of Art” Art Fair and the “Very Good Paintings” Exhibition.

Works

Piotr Kossakowski

Baselitz from the cycle Portraits

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Piotr Kossakowski

Kurosawa from the cycle Portraits

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