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Paul Kaminski

Foto Paul Kaminski Vibrant and luminous paintings, made of transparencies and tottering planes, constantly balancing between oneiric images and real vision. This is how Paul Kaminski shows us his suspended reality. His works deal with soul, spirit and psyche. Instinct and pulsion guide the tense gesture of the brushstroke. The act of painting is firm and immediate, as if from a certain moment on the paintbrush lead the hand, as it happened for the automatic painting by the Surrealist. The artist himself describes his abstract works as “poems” and his figurative ones as “novels”.

Born in 1961 in Karaganda, Kazakistan. From 1982 to 1992 he attended Valentin Golod’s atelier. In 1993 he moved to Wolfsburg, Germany, where he taught painting and was in charge of projects for city improvement. He was chosen for more than twenty solo exhibitions in Germany and invited to various art exhibitions in Switzerland, France, Russia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Holland and art shows in Europe and Australia. He lives and works in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Exhibitions:

  • » Galleria PUNTO SULL'ARTE, Varese (I)
  • » Gallery Charivari, Knokke (B)
  • » K Gallery am Maxforum, München (D)
  • » EP Gallery, Düsseldorf (D)
  • » Gallery Gillmeister, Peine (D)
  • » Gallery Vera Lindbeck, Isernhagen (D)
  • » Gallery Kulturparket, Rapperswill (CH)
  • » Alstadtgalerie, Mainz (D)
  • » BBK, Braunschweig (D)
  • » Rathhaus, Seesen (D)
  • » Gallery Attitude, Paris (F)
  • » Kunstverein Schönigen (D)
  • » Artihove Art Centre, Bergschenhoek (NL)
  • » Gallery Fort Knox, Berlin (D)
  • » Gallery Podkova, Olomaus (CZ)
  • » Gallery ICON, Berlin (D)
  • » Galerietheater, Wolfsburg (D)
  • » Torhaus Gallery, Braunschweig (D)
  • » Kamellius Gallery Aachen (D)
  • » Gallery PAD Berlin (D)
  • » Städtische Gallery Magnitogorsk (RUS)
  • » Gallery New Form, Malmö (S)
  • » Gallery Zeitgeist, Nürnberg (D)


Fairs:

  • » Art Insbruck, Innsbruck (A)
  • » Kunstmesse Herrenhausen, Hannover (D)
  • » Antiquität und Kunst, Düsseldorf (D)
  • » ART Ireland, Dublin (IR)
  • » ARTNim, Nimes (F)
  • » Art Zürich, international, Zürich (CH)
  • » Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (D)
  • » The Affordable Art Fair, London (GB)
  • » Art Melbourne, Merlbourne (AU)


Projects:

  • » Steinecke Café, Halle
  • » Kindergarten, Wolmirstedt
  • » Village Bartensleben, Bördekreis

Pubblicazioni:

  • 2011 » Pubblicazione n. 1
  • 2008 » Pubblicazione n. 2
  • 2008 » Pubblicazione n. 3
  • 2005 » Pubblicazione n. 4
  • 2004 » Pubblicazione n. 5


Alessandra Redaelli

Paul Kaminski. The instinct and the dream.

Paul Kaminski’s vibrant, luminous paintings, show us a suspended reality built through transparencies and tottering planes, always balancing between oneiric images and real vision. Sometimes it is a room without walls, open upon a nowhere populated by multicoloured birds and spots of matter. Sometimes it is an endless horizon (beyond which the end of the world can be detected), scattered with disconnected characters, as if they were organized through a free-association scheme. The main subject’s eyes are often shut, thus giving the bystander the sensation of looking at a whirling projection of his mind, displayed upon the canvas.

Instinct and pulsion guide the tense gesture of the brushstroke. The colour scratches the canvas, the act of painting is firm and immediate, as if from a certain moment on the paintbrush lead the hand, as it happened for the automatic painting by the Surrealist. Besides, Kaminiski himself admits the deeply instinctive constituent of his art, his abandoning to colour, to the painting which delineates upon the canvas, to improvisation. Moreover, using a lyric image, he describes his abstract works as “poems” and his figurative ones as “novels”.

Among the “novels”, a special mention must be given to the series dedicated to night amusements and places of gathering. A vibrant mass, declined into the primary colours of blue, yellow and red, gathers around the tables of a restaurant or in the hall of a nightclub, near a billiard. The sensation is the one of a frenetic, feverish movement, an indecipherable chattering, a sort of “visual buzzing”. Thus recalling the Impressionist vibrations and the bar-tabarin by Toulouse-Lautrec, even though, unlike the disenchanted -even cruel- glance by the painter of Montmartre Kaminski’s strokes reveal his indulgent participation to that crackling joie de vivre.

selected works