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andrzej kasprzak biography

Andrzej Kasprzak

Graphic artist, painter.
Born in 1963.
Studied at the Fine Art Academy in Cracow.

1999 Scholarship of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in New York in 1994.
1997 Creative scholarship in Frans Masereel Centre in Kasterlee, Belgium.
1996 Creative scholarship in Frans Masereel Centre in Kasterlee, Belgium.
1995 Creative scholarship in Frans Masereel Centre in Kasterlee, Belgium.
1994 Creative scholarship in Frans Masereel Centre in Kasterlee, Belgium.
1989 Creative scholarship of the Polish Ministry of Culture and Art.
1988 Scholarship of Independent Culture Committee of Silesian for artistic debut.

Artist about his work:
I practise graphic arts in such techniques as etching, dry point and aquatint with collage. Apart from my own works, I prepare on order of gallery: closed, numbered graphic editions with author's titles and subject matter or comprising topics and elements suggested by an interested Gallery.
I also practise painting using the techniques of oil and acrylic paints on canvas, gouache and watercolour on paper - on the ground of multi-texture collage of canvas, old letters, documents, varied multicoloured cardboard and paper.
If I were to name the style I represent in modern fine arts, I would describe it as soft and abstract figuration. My art is a never-ending story about the form and emotional state of modern man. This is an attempt to create a universal world of own emotions, experiences and feelings. This is an unending attempt to come up to the ideal, the absolute, to find the answer to the eternal questions. This is the eternal longing to be better than oneself.

Selected individual exhibitions:

Dessers–Beecks Gallery, Keerbergen, Belgium.
Szymon Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium.

Galeria Grafiki i Plakatu - Nina Rozwadowska, Andrzej
Stroka, Warszawa, Poland.
Ornament Gallery in Jama Michalika,  Kraków, Poland.
II Nissen Gallery, Leuven, Belgium.
Dessers Gallery, Hasselt, Belgium.

Dessers Gallery, Hasselt, Belgium.
J. Deckers Gallery, Sittard, Holland.
Avec Gallery, Bordeaux, France.

Participation in International Art Fairs :
SAGA - Paris 1992.
LINEART - Gent 1992, 1998, Belgium.
AFAG - Augsburg 1993, Germany.
Art MULTIPLE - Dusseldorf 1993, Germany.
I.B.F. – Frankfurt am Mainz  1992, 1993, Germany.

Works in national and public collections :
National Museum in Gdansk, Poland;  Silesian Museum in Katowice, Poland; Del Bello Gallery in Toronto, Canada; Centaur Gallery in London; The Polish Museum of America in Chicago; I.G.C.P. Gallery in Philadelphia; Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan; Frans Masereel Center Collection in Kasterlee, Belgium; Memory Art Collection in Brussels, Belgium; Artoteque of Museum in Chambery, France; Taler Fort Gallery in Barcelona, Spain; Young Art Museum in Frankfurt am Oder, Germany; The Brzezinski Art Collection, U.S.A.