Opening Reception October 3, 2014 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Show will run from October 3 - 31, 2014
Vibrant colors and stunning craftsmanship mark the paintings of Marek Kossiba whose work will be featured during October at the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator. Born in Poland in 1940, Kossiba knew from an early age that he wanted to be an artist. His love of art sprang from watching his artist mother create her works but his ever practical father steered him into another direction. Joining the Polish Navy and serving with various merchant marine companies, Kossiba spent 20 years sailing around the world. During those years he was able to visit many galleries and museums that fed his need to be an artist. He used photography to capture the world around him and now uses many of those photographs as stepping stones into the paintings he now creates.
Today Kossiba lives in Beloit where he focuses full-time on his painting He describes himself as an artist who paints for love and beauty using his imagination to capture and explore a full range of emotions and character interactions. His paintings cover a wide range of subjects from landscapes and seascapes to sensuous imaginative pieces that draw the viewer through layers of meaning. Today his art is found in many private and public collections in the United States and around the world.
The exhibit titled “With the Wind” features oil and acrylic paintings, with much of the work created during the past four years. The exhibit will open with an artist’s reception from 5 to 8 pm on October 3, 2014 and is open to the public.