Uwe Kowski


Uwe Kowski combines linear structure and planeness in his canvases and watercolours. In doing so the skilled sign writer, who studied painting and graphics at the Hochschule fuer Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig from 1984 through 1989, extends the lines driven by colour plains by text and writings. After a first impression of abundance and complexity, the seemingly accidental opulence appears as an intended composition scheme. Step by step the framework which links the detailed elements is becoming clear. Like a coordinate system it gives hold to the emblematic structures. Thus the searching eye is following a range of associations until it orientates itself in this system of lines, signs and consciously chosen colour fadings.

The solo exhibition ‚Uwe Kowski. Malerei 2001-2008' at the Kunsthalle Emden in 2008 presented a broad overview of his work as a painter. The so far most detailed monograph about Uwe Kowski has been published on that occasion.