Alex Krajewski

Artist Statement

My fascination with architecture has always been evident in my art. I find my inspiration right here at home as well as during my trips to Europe and North America. My medium of choice has for ever been pen and ink and watercolour which, when it came to realistically depicting various city scenes and landscapes, completely satisfied me creatively until recently, when my usual technique started feeling a little too familiar and somewhat restrictive. The need to experiment propelled me to explore other mediums and experience different challenges. These days it is the spontaneity of acrylics that fascinates me every time I approach the new canvas. The endless array of available tools, possibility of creating rich textures and achieving deep and striking colours fuelled a totally new route for my creative outlet. What seems like random, improvised washes at first, comes together to form a dynamic landscape that is full of energy and strong emotions. In this very intuitive process my goal is to express the mood of the scene rather than focus on the detail of the object I am painting.

Biography

Before coming to Canada in 1987, Alex Krajewski studied Architecture at the Warsaw Polytechnic School (1979-1983), worked as an interior designer as well as an artist, selling his works throughout Europe. he has worked as a professional artist since day one.
Over the years his art has adorned the covers of various Canadian and American art publications, Visitor guides and community calendars and has been featured in a variety of TV programs. His art is a part of countless private and corporate collections throughout the world.
In 1991 Alex Krajewski established Gallery 61 in Paris Ontario. The gallery, featuring his and his wife’s work was relocated and in 2006 reopened in Cambridge, Ontario as Krajewski Gallery. The year 2011 marked Krajewski Gallery’s 20th Anniversary.
In the fall of 2011 Alex Krajewski was selected from a number of artists and commissioned to do a special painting for an official poster promoting and commemorating the 2012 Plowing Match, which took place in Roseville, Ontario in September 2012.
Alex’s art has been commissioned by various corporate and private collectors, including Ontario Firefighters Association (a painting commemorating their 100th anniversary), K-W Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Huntington Society, to help with their fund raising efforts. He has also created a series of images for the head office of TD Canada Trust.
His art featuring the local landmarks has been offered as gifts by city offices throughout Ontario to visitors from different provinces and foreign countries and even presented to dignitaries overseas as gifts representing the unique beauty of our land.
Alex’s art is part of numerous corporate collections including: Babcock and Wilcox, Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro, Cambridge and North Dumfries, Canada Revenue Agency, GRCA, Cambridge Brass, Cambridge Tower, BMO, RBC, Rockwell Animations to name a few and has also has been a part of numerous corporate gift programs.
Grand River being a common denominator for numerous of Alex Krajewski’s paintings, Grand River Conservation Authority delegation to Dalian, China has in the recent past presented four of Alex’s “Cambridge” images as gifts to local dignitaries.
With his art Alex supports numerous charities including Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation, Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation, Cambridge Centre for the Arts, I can Foundation, Cambridge Food Bank, Argus House, Fiddlesticks Neighborhood Association, Children’s Aid Society, The Huntington Society, Cambridge, Ottawa Cancer Society, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Youth Orchestra, Peel Children’s Centre, Mississauga, GRCA and many others.Over the years Alex Krajewski has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions including Art Expo- NY, Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts (Cambridge), Toronto City Hall Art Exhibition, Toronto Art Expo, and more.

To contact Alex:

website: www.alexkrajewski.com
email: akrajewski@rogers.com
phone: 519-267-7278

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