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The work of Tomasz Kowalski is enigmatic in nature – strange yet familiar scenes host an array of mysterious narratives: each work is an intricate tableau collected from a fragmented reality. Figures navigate through peculiar landscapes, their bodies changing with the environments around them, consumed by space. Kowalski presents several mediums at once: oils on canvas, works on paper and the addition of handwoven wool tapestries done in collaboration with his mother Alicja Kowalska, a master textile artist. His body of work draws from German Expressionism, New Objectivity, Surrealism and Transanvagardia, along with the influence of psychedelia and Postmodern literature, all which play with the subconscious and our perceptions while keeping a tether to non-abstract realms.

Thomas Kowalski (b. 1984, Poland; lives and works in Warsaw and Szczebrzeszyn) has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions at prestigious institutions worldwide, including the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis; Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowskie Castle, Warsaw; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; Centre Pompidou, Paris; MUMOK, Wien; Kunsthalle Wien; S.M.A.K. Ghent and De Appel Amsterdam.