PIOTR KROSNY, Painter
Please click on the images to view them at bigger size. Copyright art and photos © 2002-2010 Piotr Krosny
Piotr Krosny was born in Poland in 1959 and is currently established in Sweden.
He studied at The Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and received a one year scholarship from the Ministry of Culture to study in the former Soviet Union (Kiev).
1984 Gallery Vanha, Helsinki, Finland
1988/89 101 Wooster: Dolgenos, Newman & Cronin Exhibition Space, New York, USA
1991 Polish Cultural Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
1993 Critics' Gallery "Pokaz", Warsaw, Poland
1994 Gallery Hera, Stockholm, Sweden
1997 Gallery Manége, Moscow, Russia
1999 Gallery Hera, Stockholm, Sweden
2002 Polish Cultural Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm Art Fair, Sweden
Since 1996 represented by a gallery in San Francisco and New York
He was the recipient of an award from the Warsaw Academy for his outstanding achievements in graphics and painting.
His work was also awarded a Certificate of Excellence in the International Art Competition of New York 1988.
"The work of Piotr Krosny is formally sophisticated and executed in oils with a sensuous impasto technique. These paintings of solitary figures rely on expressionism and not realism to reveal a portrait which becomes psychological. The works are untitled, emphasising the ambiguity of the actual relationship between the painter and the personality. Krosny uses lush coloration and abstracted spaces to create worlds that both unsettle and seduce."
Kim Shkapich, curator and art critic in New York
"The characters look out from the paintings. Silent and somewhat distorted they appear in front of the eye and become images. The bodies are too small for the heads and the faces are slant-eyed, almost deformed. The hands sprawl clumsily with only four fingers, hiding or highlighting the gender - shameless and sad. The background reminds one of old boudoirs in their heavy sensuality. The figures inside the frame do not cry out for attention - they are just there."
Agneta Klingspor, art critic in Stockholm