Stanisław Kuskowski

About artist

Born
29?.04.1941
Died
24.02.1995
Born in Nowy Sącz in 1941 and died in Nowy Targ in 1995; studied under the tutelage of Professor Hanna Rudzka-Cybisowa at the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków (1955-67), from which he graduated in 1967; recipient of a scholarship from the Visual Art Work Development Fund of the Ministry of Culture and Art (1980). Recipient of many prizes and honorary mentions, including the Second Prize (1977) and the Third Prize (1978) at the J. Spychalski Polish National Exhibition in Poznań and a series of prizes at several editions of the “Bielska Jesień” Polish National Exhibition of Painting in Bielsko-Biała including the Bronze Medal in 1974, the Gold Medal, the Award of the Ministry of Culture and Art and the Special “Silver Palette” Prize in 1977 as well as the Silver Medal in 1978. Recipient of an honorary mention at the 8th Polish Festival of Painting in Szczecin (1976), the Award of the Mayor of Szczecin (1980), the Second Prize at a national exhibition entitled “400 Works on the 400th anniversary of Zakopane”, the Second Prize (1979) and the Third Prize (1980) at the National Winter Salon organized in the city of Radom. In 1981 he received the Gazeta Południowa Award and two years later an award for his artistic and cultural achievement in the field of visual art in the Province of Nowosądeckie. In his artistic creations he combines metaphor, allusion, and suggestive symbolism. This can be clearly seen in his marked tendency to use strongly expressed lapidary methods of painting with rich content. By using the symbolism of light and darkness and the metaphorical power of intensive colour he tried to express his art in the form of an abstract sign, in which the outlines of landscapes and mysterious spaces become visible signs of that which is invisible. In his paintings he was able to combine the expressive qualities of saturated light with the emotional effect of colour along with the added effect of decorative planar compositions, which he also sometimes added to his pictures. He showed his paintings at solo exhibitions and numerous exhibitions held outside Poland such as “20 Artists from the Polish Tatra Mountains” staged in Bordeaux and Bayonne (France, 1982) and the Abstract Art Exhibition (Algiers, 1983).

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