Jacek Krenz Biography

born in 1948 in Poland, painter and architect, professor at the Gdansk University of Technology and Poznan Academy of Fine Art, Poland, and Universidade da Beira Interior in Covilhã, Portugal. A co-founder of Wdzydze Artists’ Village in Kaszuby, Poland. Participated in several exhibitions and workshops all over Europe. Member of the Polish Watercolor Society. Exhibitions: Ouvindo Chopin. Espaço Cultural do Chiado da Fundação Sousa Pedro. Lisboa, Portugal 2010 Fernando Pessoa, who am I? Galeria de Santo António in Monchique, Portugal 2010 Arte e Género. Palácio do Governo Civil, Castelo Branco, Portugal 2010 Exposição Solidária. Casino de Lisboa, Portugal 2009 ARTE ALGARVE. Expo Pavilion, Loulé, Portugal 2009 BETWEEN.... Artistas Polacos em Portugal. Museo of Faro, Portugal 2009 Os Grandes Mestres do Naturalismo na Pintura Occidental. Arts & Wines Gallery Covilhã, Portugal 2009 MEDITERAN 2008. Palaca Milesi, Split, Croatia 2008 MEDITERAN 2008. City Museum, Trogir, Croatia 2008 Entre Lisboa e Varsóvia, Centro Comercial e Cultural Espaço Chiado, Portugal 2007 Átrio dos Paços do Concelho Câmara Municipal de Castelo de Vide, Portugal 2007 Galeria Municipal Lagar de Azeite, Oeiras, Portugal 2007 Old Market House Arts Centre in Dungarvan, Ireland 2006 Museu de Lanifícios in Covilhã, Portugal 2006 Royal Watercolour Society’s Bankside Gallery in London 2005 and 2006 Labyrinth Gallery in Kraków, Poland 2005 Farum Kulturhus, Denmark 2005 Municipal Gallery in Leba, Poland 2004, 2005 Municipal Gallery in Dignano (Vodnjan), Croatia 2001 Union of Polish Architects, Gdansk, Poland 1988 The Netherlands: TU Delft Faculty of Architecture 1987 Rotterdam Town Hall 1986 Haarlem Town Hall 1985 Haarlem Cultural Center 1984

Artist's Statement

the fascinating thing about watercolour painting is the search for balance between the intention of the artist and the alchemy of the process when paint is touching the paper. To explore this alchemy and experience the thrill of unexpected results is what I like most about painting. It is only me and the brush, water and colours to negotiate with the nature of reality and the nature of the mind.