Marcin Kowalik
Marcin Kowalik

ARTIST REPRESENTED BY STALOWA

"Kraków-based artist became known for being interested in the subject-related layer of the paintings, which was demonstrated in the series of paintings, such as “Travel Space,” “Boxed Landscape,” “The Unknown Kingdom,” “Back to Basics,” “Mirror Phase,” and “Close-Up.” The characteristic feature of Kowalik’s style is a geometrical construction, slightly surrealistic approach to the subject and a saturated colour. His works include landscapes, minimalistic forms as well as architectonic references; they all have one thing in common, it is the background that is toning down and calming the works. If man appeared in Kowalik’s paintings at all, he was an element devoid of spirituality, often objectified, without face and characteristic features. In 2016, Marcin Kowalik undertook a new painting challenge. This is how the idea of telling a story about a man came to life, as an effect, he painted several tens of portrayals." - Curatorial text of painting exhibition IDEA HOMINI in Gallery STALOWA. 
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Biography

Was born in Zamość in 1981. He graduated from the Fine Arts Academy in Cracow and received his Master of Fine Arts Degree for the diploma work completed in the studio of Prof. Adam Wsiołkowski. He holds a PhD title and works as an Assistant of Prof. Adam Wsiołkowski. He works in painting and installations and makes performances. He lives and works in Cracow.
Exhibitions
2017 - IDEA HOMINI, Gallery STALOWA, Warsaw, Poland
2016 - A Tale of the Working (Wo)Man, Pieńków Gallery, Knoxville, USA

2016 - Through the Looking Glass, Holistic Clinic, Kraków
2016 - Convergent Messier 42, Kraków
2015 - Further View, The Congres of Space Law Cosmo 2015, Instytut Allerhanda, Polonia Palace Hotel, Warszawa
2015 - River Ride, BWA Rzeszów
2015 - Aktive Betrachtung, Galerie Nielaba, Bern, Switzerland
2015 - #GetNoticed, Gallery Lasem, Kraków
2015 - Painting, Showroom Gallery Stalowa, Zamość
2015 - Binder – The overspace of color, Gallery Na Lato, Warszawa
2015 - Painting, The exhibition at the Gala of Gazzetta Italia Awards, Pałac Zamoyskich, Warszaw
2014 - The Artificial Nature, Radna 6/8, Warszawa
2014 - The Painting, Mont des Arts Gallery, Brussels
2014 - Art Decoder, office building UBS Bank, Kraków
2014 - The My East, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland in EU, Brussels
2013 - Mirror Phase, BWA Gallery, Zamość
2013 - Mirror Phase, Sol Art Gallery, Dublin 
2013 - Mirror Phase, Gallery Pienkow, Pieńków 
2010 - A Colourful Box on Snow, Painting, PKOL, Warszawa
2009 - Unknown Kingdom, Painting, National  Museum, Kraków
2008 - Landsacape in a Box, Painting, Gallery Artemis, Kraków
2008 - Space of a Painting, , performance, instalacja, Atteliers Höherweg,Düsseldorf
2007 - Space of Travel, Scarbata Galerie, Lipsk
2005 - Dreaming, Kancelei Rottermund, Hamburg
2004 - Painting, ING Bank Slaski, Kraków
Group exhibitions
2016 - Through the Looking Glass, Holistic Clinic, Kraków
2016 – 66/33 – A dam Wsiołkowski / Marcin Kowalik, Galeria Dystans, Kraków
2016 – W like Wieliczka, Marcin Kowalik / Kat Lam (USA), mural on a building
furniture showroom 4 Style, Wieliczka
2015 – From O ne Place to Another – Long Weekend, Messier 42, Kraków
2015 - 66/33 – Adam Wsiołkowski / Marcin Kowalik, Galeria Stalowa, Warszawa
2015 – PICTUREpaint, street action painting, Zmość, Warsaw, Dublin
2015 – From the studio prof. Adam W, Regional Public Library, Krakow
2014 – POLIRE, POLish/IRish Exhibition Marcin Kowalik / Oliver Whelan, Oslo
2013 - MEANINGS, Marcin Kowalik, Tommy Barr, Oliver Whelan, Galeria Stalowa, Warsaw
2013 – Affordable Art Fair Battersea, box Gallery Vernisage
2012 - Mirror Phase, Marcin Kowalik, Moray Hillary, Agnes Nedregard, Jagiellonian University, Kraków
2012 - Discovery, Warsaw Artfair, box Artsupport 
2012 - Scope Miami box Faktoria Artystyczna
2012 - Kompas Młodej Sztuki, PKOL Warsaw
2011 - Kinderspiele, Zbiornik Kultury, Kraków
2011 - Wuthering Heights, Ola Narr, Oslo
2011 - Berlin Preview, box Gallery Program from Warsaw
2010 – The Whole Place is Dark 3, Cellar Gallery Kraków (organizer)
2010 - The Merger – by following this 1 Easy Rule, Chicago
2010 - Kunst im Wohnzimmer , Herford
2009 - Re-Visit, Marcin Kowalik and Invited Artists from Ateliers Höherweg 271 , Düsseldorf, Gallery Program, Warszawa (organizer)
2009 - Fotomix, Marek Gardulski + Emil Zander x Marcin Kowalik, Photografic Studio of Emil Zander, Düsseldorf (organizer)
2009 - The whole place is dark and we see, Kraków, Wrocław (organizer)
2009 - Fragments, Kolonia (organizer)
2009 - The Boundaries of Identity, Kolonia, Kraków
2009 - Error%?: art., 1 500m2, Warszawa (organizer), Whiteconcepts Gallery, Absence of Art Gallery, Galeria Zero (organizer)
2009 - Christmas Palm, Berlin Freies Museum, Tacheles, Der Ort Galerie, Belletage, Whiteconcepts Gallery, Absence of Art Gallery, Galeria Zero (organizer)
2008 - Wagnis Wirklichkeit, Realismus in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, 16 Künstlerpositionen Galerie Epikur, Wuppertal
2008 - !artgame! – Marcin Kowalik + Paul Schwer, Club 69, Münster 
2007 - 16 Things that Could be not Found, Artpol, Kraków
2007 - The 100th Salon of Orlean Artists (honorary guest), Orlean
2007 - Crosskick, Kunsthalle, Lingen
2007 - ARTFAIR 21 , Gallery Epikur, Kolonia
2006 - The Best Diplomas 2006, The Palace of Art TPSP, Kraków
2006 - Self-portrait, Museum Stalowa Wola (Grand Prix) Kraków, Lwów
AVAILABLE WORKS

Marcin Kowalik

Aquarium, 2014

mixed technique, hardboard
55 x 135 cm

price: 6 000 zł
ARCHIVE WORKS

Cartographer, 2017

40 x 30 cm

price: 4 000 zł

St. Lawrence, 2017

acrylic, canvas
70 x 50 cm

price: 6 500 zł

Nursery, 2016

acrylic, canvas
60 x 40 cm

price: 5 500 zł

Philosopher, 2017

arcylic, canvas
70 x 50 cm

price: 5 500 zł

Un urbanist, 2016

acrylic, canvas
70 x 50 cm

price: 6 500 zł

Biologist, 2017

acrylic, canvas
40 x 30 cm

price: 4 000 zł

Moisture, 2017

acrylic, canvas
30 x 24 cm

price: 3 500 zł

Sailor, 2017

acrylic, canvas
120 x 80 cm

price: 9 000 zł

Engineer, 2017

acrylic, canvas
80 x 140 cm

price: 6 000 zł

Diver, 2017

acrylic, canvas
60 x 50 cm

price: 6 000 zł

acrylic, canvas, 2015

95 x 145 cm

price: 8 500 zł

A burglar, 2017

acrylic, canvas
60 x 100 cm

price: 8 000 zł

A walk in the mountains, 2017

acrylic, canvas
40 x 50 cm

price: 5 000 zł

A drafter, 2017

acrylic, canvas
130 x 70 cm

price: 9 000 zł

Pierrot, 2017

acrylic, canvas
140 x 80 cm

price: 10 000 zł

An optician, 2017

acrylic, canvas
70 x 50 cm

price: 6 500 zł

A gardener, 2017

acrylic, canvas
40 x 30 cm

price: 4 500 zł

Navigator, 2017

acrylic, canvas
50 x 40 cm

price: 5 000 zł

A subway motorman, 2017

acrylic, canvas
100 x 70 cm

price: 9 000 zł

A magician, 2017

acrylic, canvas
50 x 60 cm

price: 6 000 zł

Flight controller, 2017

acrylic, canvas
80 x 40 cm

price: 6 500 zł

A cashier, 2017

acrylic, canvas
60 x 60 cm

price: 6 500 zł

Charge, 2017

acrylic, canvas
130 x 220 cm

price: 15 000 zł

A player, 2017

acrylic, canvas
60 x 120 cm

price: 8 500 zł

Surveyor, 2017

acrylic, canvas
50 x 60 cm

price: 6 000 zł

Lumberjack, 2017

acrylic, canvas
140 x 80 cm

price: 10 000 zł

Decorator, 2017

acrylic, canvas
50 x 30 cm

price: 4 500 zł

A walk, 2017

acrylic, canvas
80 x 40 cm

price: 6 500 zł

Astronomer 2, 2017

acrylic, canvas
60 x 60 cm

price: 6 500 zł

Mural artist, 2017

acrylic, canvas
80 x 40 cm

price: 6 500 zł

Deconstruction phase V by Paolo Uccello, 2012

acrylic, canvas
145 x 245 cm

price: 17 000 zł

Flight IV, 2014

acrylic, canvas
70 x 130 cm

price: 6 000 zł

Venus 7, 2015

acrylic, canvas
100 x 140 cm

price: 9 000 zł

Mountain V, 2014

acrylic, canvas
50 x 70 cm

price: 3 500 zł

Wellspring II, 2014

acrylic, canvas
150 x 90 cm

price: 7 500 zł

Hero colour test, 2014

acrylic, canvas
100 x 100 cm

price: 6 000 zł

Christmas palm, 2009

acrylic, banner
31 x 41 cm

price: 2 000 zł

Oak, 2012

acrylic, canvas
40 x 40 cm

price: 3 000 zł

Flight II, 2013

acrylic, canvas
60 x 100 cm

price: 5 000 zł