Karol Bąk (born in 1961) – painter, draftsman and graphic artist. In 1984-89 he studied at the State Higher School of Fine Arts (now renamed to The University of Arts in Poznan) at the graphic art faculty. He graduated with honours and got two university degrees: from proffesor’s Tadeusz Jackowski graphic art studio and from professor’s Jarosław Kozlowski drawing studio.
The reward for graphic art, “Diploma’89”, Torun 1989
1st Prize and medal “The Best Graphic and Drawing of the Year” – XXI After Contest Exhibit for Jan Woroniecky’s Medal
After graduating he had dealt with copperplating and drawing for three years. Then, for several years, he was an interior designer and he took part in many art journeys. In the midnineties he had started to pursue the oil painting, which had become his proffesion since 2000. The artist’s works can be classyfied in theme cycles such as “The Sailing Ships Cycle”, “The Dialogues Cycle”, “The Cocoons Cycle”, “The Aureoles Cycle”, “The Four Elements Cycle”, “Judith and Salome Cycle”.
The painter had presented his works in over a dozen individual exhibitions. He had also participated in many group exhibitions, mainly in Poland, Germany and The Netherlands.
Recently he is interested especially in easel painting and drawing.
His paintings are exposed in art galleries such as:
Klucznik Gallery in Gdansk;
WZ Gallery in Warsaw;
Go Gallery in Amsterdam – The Netherlands;
Rainbird Fine Art Gallery – London, U.K;
Polart – Krefeld, Hüts, Germany;
The Icon Gallery – Virginia, USA.
Currently, he lives and works in Poznan.