Iwo BIRKENMAJER (1955), Deconstruction 12 22
oil, acrylic, schagmetal on canvas
100 x 140 cm
Painter, sculptor, pastelist, illustrator, poet. His works are created in Cracow and Vienna. He studied classical philology at the Jagiellonian University and conservation of antiquities at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. He took part in three polar expeditions. He is a member of the Association of Artists of the Krakow district. The artist has received numerous awards in Poland and abroad, including the XIX, XX, XXIV Premio Firenze or the "Golden Frame" Award at the "Small Format" exhibition in Cracow. His works have been presented at dozens of individual and group exhibitions in Poland and abroad. The artist's works enrich the collections of many collections in Poland, France, the Netherlands, the USA and the UK, among others.
In his paintings, Iwo Birkenmajer freely reaches into the past, transforming it into contemporary painting language. He uses metaphors, figurations and symbolism in his works. He communicates with the viewer by presenting his own visions and insights, leaving, however, the freedom of interpretation and not expecting to read the artist's own visions. His works are emotional sometimes not easy to receive and despite the difficult subjects beautiful. Iwo Birkenmajer's works have the power to absorb the viewer's attention by bringing out his own impressions, feelings, longings.