David Kowalski, born in 1979, lives and works in Dortmund (Germany). There is an uncanny stillness to self-taught artist David Kowalski’s paintings. In his signature muted tones and matte finish, the painter meditates and fantasizes on a possible and surreal other world. In order to express the slowing down of time, he reduces contrast and heightens the mysterious quality to his deserted internal spaces by painting light in many layers over a period of weeks or months. Fascinated with empty rooms, Kowalski imbues intrigue to his images with a nod to early black-and-white cinema, creating delicate and intimate object-paintings that propose hazy narratives to be pondered on but never told.

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