It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Zbigniew on August 30th. Please join us for a special exhibit of his work on Second Saturday, October 14th, 6 pm – 9 pm.
Zbigniew Kozikowski, a native of Poland, is a graduate of the exclusive Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. During his class year, Kozikowski was 1 of only 13 candidates accepted into the distinguished school. After graduating with a Master of Fine Arts degree, he began working as a studio artist and travelling in Eastern and Western Europe. He and his wife, Barbara, moved to the U.S. in 1993, because this country offered freedom and the opportunity to strive for excellence, something not freely available in their native country.
Kozikowski’s paintings are dominated by vibrant colors along with cubist, almost geometrical, forms and depict no particular place but rather an interpretative vision of his imagination. His works also reflect a constant pushing of the usual boundaries in terms of materials, methods, colors and subjects. The artist employs a mixed use of acrylic, oil, watercolor and various texturizing elements as well as an integration of abstract forms and the vivacious beauty of nature and light. The freshness of experimentation is alive in Kozikowski’s work and it is this life, ultimately, which captivates us and draws us to his paintings.
“I believe that what we perceive as a visual world is only a phenomenon, repeatedly created by light. In light, we find the deepest meaning of existence. Its immateriality is the source of materiality for our senses. My aim is to change it into colored spots so harmonized that they become the materialization of light, called color.”