Korczowski huile/toile 97 cm x130cm
Korczowski was born (1954) in Krakow, the city with which he still feels
emotionally connected. In 1978 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts
in Krakow, in prof. Wlodzimierz Kunz's studio. His debut was at a Nowa Ruda
festival in 1974 with a performance White Bicycle. In 1980 he moved to Paris
where he currently resides and where, in 1985, he graduated from ENSBA (l'école
nationale supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris) in prof. Abraham Haddad's
studio. In 1986 he was presented with the Regional Council of Ile-de-France
in Paris award. In 1988 he received Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in
New York to where he frequently returned. In 1980 Korczowski began a series
of paintings The Letters, where within his canvases, he started to include
embellished symbols and ideograms.
In June 1989 a large exhibition Korczowski-Paintings took place in Warsaw's National Gallery of Art Zacheta. It was a proof that despite his debut as a performance artist and general tendency for the contemporary art to experiment with new, cutting edge concepts, Bogdan Korczowski remained faithful to the most traditional art medium: oil painting.
In 1998 Polish Institute in Paris organized artist's retrospective exhibition. So far Korczowski took part in approximately one hundred individual exhibitions in Europe and the USA. In 2004 he participated in Season Polski in France Nova Polska organized by Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
In recent times the artist also regularly exhibited yet another installation named Fototeka in which he connects his painting style with technique of unique (Polaroid) photographic prints. The work is laid out on a wall like a fresco. In Fototeka the artist introduced the idea of an opposition between the abstract and the figurative, by placing himself half a way between expressionism and introspection.
Recently BWA in Gorzow Wielkopolski (Poland) presented the Three Decades of Painting 1979-2009 exhibition, which included retrospective-personal look at Korczowski's creative work. In 2011 Paul Delouvrier Museum in Evry/Paris opened an exhibition of his latest paintings Orbium Coelestium.