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