Paweł KowalewskiBORN 1958, Warszawa
Paweł Kowalewski is one of the co-founders of the now-legendary Gruppa collective, which between 1982-1992 reformulated the Polish painting idiom, lending it an expressive character, vibrant colours, humour, and witty punchlines. These are also the qualities of Kowalewski’s work. He is the author of iconic 1980s paintings such as Mon Cheri Bolsheviq or Where to Hang the Madonna? Kowalewski is a graduate of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, where in 1983 he earned a degree with an honorary mention in Prof. Stefan Gierowski’s painting studio. He taught for many years at the Academy’s Faculty of Industrial Design. In 2010, he returned to active gallery life following a self-imposed, over fifteen-year-long hiatus, showing at Warsaw’s appendix2 a new series of pieces – creative remakes of his historical works.