Piotr Krysiak lives and works in Krakow, Poland




1982 born in Poland
2001 – 2006 Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland
2004 Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse, France

2017  Winner of the 3rd 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase, USA | 2016 Runner up of the Artist Grant competition organized by the Art Registry World | Finalist of the 10. Triennial of small-size painting, Wozownia Art Gallery, Torun, Poland | Finalist in the Dave Bown Projects 12th Semiannual Competition, USA |  Winner of the 5th 2016 ArtSlant Prize Showcase, USA



2017 “Abstract Mind”, CICA Museum of Contemporary Art in Gimpo, Korea | 2016 “Art Now”, National Museum in Krakow, Poland | “Show your world”, Gallery MC, New York City, USA | “10th Triennial of Small-Size Painting”, Wozownia Art Gallery, Torun, Poland | “Borders” International Art and Architecture Festival, Venice, Italy | “Dave Brown Projects 12th Semiannual Competition”, USA | “Chashama Gala”, 4 Times Square, New York City, USA | “Piotr Krysiak – Painting” (solo), Brick-5, Vienna, Austria | 2011 “Salted Candy”, Nowa Gallery, Poznan, Poland | “II Triennial of Contemporary Polish Painting”, BWA Rzeszow, Poland | 2010 “New things” (solo), Museum in Bielsko-Biala, Poland |”Under”, Cellar Gallery, Krakow, Poland | 2005 “Piotr Krysiak – painting” (solo), Schindler Factory, Krakow, Poland | “Polish Week”, Gotland, Sweden



My painting practice originates from the nature of life. It is linked directly to life’s cyclicality, variability and unpredictability. The sequence method of applying paint develops through a long-term process. Its main element begins as a mechanism of chaotic color combinations that over time become arranged and acquire individual features. The surface of the canvas, whose size affects the duration of the process, is covered with cyclic movements of the paintbrush. Being a right-handed person leads me to start the process from the left side. Single sequences that I execute until they pass develop more complex arrangements of directions and rhythms. Once recorded, they impact the shape and process of further paintbrush movement series. They grow to create new, larger structures where each of them is subject to separate principles. Imperfect movements of the hand, disruption of attention or a drying paintbrush create further variables. These affect the process of painting and change it, just as small daily events impact the course of life.

See more works of Piotr Krysiak on his Website!

“5.06.2017 – 6.06.2017”, 18 x 20 cm, 2017, acrylic on canvas
“24.04.2017 – 8.05.2017”, 30 x 26 cm, 2017, acrylic on canvas
“Self-portrait: spring 2017”, 40 x 35 cm, 2017, acrylic on canvas