Korczowski was born (1954) in Krakow, the city with which he still
feels emotionally connected. In 1978 he graduated from the Academy of
Fine Arts in Krakow, in prof. Wlodzimierz Kunz's studio. His debut was
at a Nowa Ruda festival in 1974 with a performance White Bicycle. In 1980
he moved to Paris where he currently resides and where, in 1985, he graduated
from ENSBA (l'école nationale supérieure des Beaux-arts
de Paris) in prof. Abraham Haddad's studio. In 1986 he was presented with
the Regional Council of Ile-de-France in Paris award. In 1988 he received
Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in New York to where he frequently returned.
In 1980 Korczowski began a series of paintings The Letters, where within
his canvases, he started to include embellished symbols and ideograms.
In June 1989 a large exhibition Korczowski-Paintings took place in Warsaw's
National Gallery of Art Zacheta. It was a proof that despite his debut
as a performance artist and general tendency for the contemporary art
to experiment with new, cutting edge concepts, Bogdan Korczowski remained
faithful to the most traditional art medium: oil painting.
In 1998 Polish Institute in Paris organized artist's retrospective exhibition.
So far Korczowski took part in approximately one hundred individual exhibitions
in Europe and the USA. In 2004 he participated in Season Polski in France
Nova Polska organized by Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
In recent times the artist also regularly exhibited yet another installation
named Fototeka in which he connects his painting style with technique
of unique (Polaroid) photographic prints. The work is laid out on a wall
like a fresco. In Fototeka the artist introduced the idea of an opposition
between the abstract and the figurative, by placing himself half a way
between expressionism and introspection.
Recently BWA in Gorzow Wielkopolski (Poland) presented the Three Decades
of Painting 1979-2009 exhibition, which included retrospective-personal
look at Korczowski's creative work. In
2011 Paul Delouvrier Museum in Evry/Paris opened an exhibition of his
latest paintings Orbium