• Jerry Kowalsky

    Jerry Kowalsky (*1972) is a dutch artist who creates large scale drawings and sculptures. His artworks are on the one hand touchingly beautiful, on the other hand painfully attractive. He likes to challenge the audience and leaves us orphaned with a mix of conflicting feelings and thoughts. His works are saturated with irony, mental inertia, clichés and bad jokes. He often creates works that investigate the illusion of individualism, greed for sensation and mass consumption. By parodying mass media and demonstrating the omnipresent lingering of a ‘corporate world’, he criticizes the logic of the capitalist market system. In his current series of portraits he explores the concept of fear, violence and the dark side of humanity. Kowalsky studied fine arts and sculpting at the Maastricht Art Academy. In 2001 he received a grant by the Mondrian Fund and started building his career in Amsterdam, at that time still working under his birth name Jeroen Cremers. He is currently represented by the galleries “Vriend van Bavink” in Amsterdam and the “Peer Gallery” in Maastricht. His work has been exhibited in the USA, the Netherlands, Macedonia, the UK and Germany and was sold at Christies in Amsterdam. Jerry Kowalsky currently lives and works in Berlin.