David Kowalski


David Kowalski is a self-trained painter based in Gronau, Germany, who describes painting as 'a quest for simplicity and an active form of wondering.’ His small oil paintings on panel resist the 2D formalities; delicate and irregular objects that absorb the ambience and light in the room, they contain as many photographic attributes as they do painting. Kowalski uses found photographs as well as his own as reference material to create a mysterious and cinematic quality that often hints at science fiction as well as the in-between spaces such as that between sleep and wakefulness. Investigations of the inner world or inner landscapes, his works react to and counteract the outer world.