Waldemar  Kolbusz

Waldemar Kolbusz

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Curriculum vitae

1969     born Perth Western Australia
1987     commenced Bachelor of Arts (UWA) Visual Arts major
1991     completed Bachelor of Commerce degree (UWA)
1994     completed post graduate studies (CPA) and travelled Europe, Japan and US
1996     started to paint full-time

Selected exhibitions

8 Days Before Christmas Our Artists' Special Christnas Show, Anthea Polson Art, Qld 
Anthea Polson Art, QUEENSLAND 2011 (Sept 3)
Gunyulgup Galleries, MARGARET RIVER 2010
Richard Martin Art (group), SYDNEY 2009
Axia Modern Art, MELBOURNE 2009
Libby Edwards Galleries, BRISBANE 2009
Gunyulgup Galleries, MARGARET RIVER 2009
Richard Martin Art, SYDNEY 2008
Momentous Arts (group), SINGAPORE 2008
Axia Modern Art, MELBOURNE 2008
Gunyulgup Galleries, MARGARET RIVER 2008
Axia Modern Art (group), MELBOURNE 2007
Mahoneys Galleries, MELBOURNE 2006
Gunyulgup Galleries, MARGARET RIVER 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007
Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern, SYDNEY 2007
Barry Stern Galleries, SYDNEY 2005, 2006
Amelia Johnson Contemporary (group), HONG KONG 2005
Agora Gallery (group), NEW YORK 2003
Galerie Martini (group), HONG KONG 2003
Libby Edwards Galleries, SYDNEY 2002, 2003
Libby Edwards Galleries, MELBOURNE 2002, 2003
Indigo Arts, SINGAPORE 2001
Pearlers Row Gallery, BROOME 1999 - 2006
Warren De Maria Gallery, SYDNEY 1999, 2000
Code Red Art, PERTH 1998
Gadfly Gallery, PERTH 1996, 1997

Selected corporate collections

Insurance Commission of WA
Mirvac Fini Group Australia
IBM, Perth
KPMG, Perth
Duxton Hotel, Melbourne
Four Seasons Hotel, Macau
Perth Flight Centre
Broome Regional Hospital (Boardroom)
Crown Casino, Melbourne
City of Stirling collection
Oroton, Director's Collection, Brisbane
Paspale Pearls, Director's Collection, Broome
303 Advertising Agency, Director's Collection, Perth
ES Bank (Singapore) Limited
Singapore Technologies, Singapore
Forrest Hotel, Surry Hills
Parkmore Management Pty Ltd,
Richmond CapitaLand Residential Limited - Singapore
Sail and Anchor Hotel, Fremantle
Clarity Communications, West Perth
Balthazar Restaurant, Perth
Spowers Architects, Perth
Indoguna, Singapore
Australian Finance Group, West Perth
Clayton Utz, Perth
Vogue Living Australia Magazine, Melbourne
Pro Property, Perth
Harvey Norman Commercial Division, Sydney
Chiropractic for Wellness, North Carlton
Parkmore Management Pty Ltd, Richmond

Reviews:

"There's a lovely fragility of line and texture that permeates Waldemar Kolbusz's otherwise bold, abstract expressionist paintings. The Perth-born artist eschews crooked slabs of saturated colour with brittle etches and scratches, sponged texture and bleeding streams of excess paint. Interestingly, while the former accountant's work favours vivid reds, pinks and blues, some of the stronger paintings in this series feature a kind of muted and organic palette that channels the likes of Mark Rothko and echoes with notions of landscape, soil and earth. Indeed, Kolbusz's paintings may be void of figuration but they're unyieldingly redolent."

Dan Rule, THE AGE, Melbourne, Sept 26, 2009, A2 Magazine p.2

"Geometry and gesture converge dynamically in the canvases of Waldemar Kolbusz to achieve a vigorous synthesis at once sensual and architectural. Like Brice Marsden and very few other contemporary painters, Kolbusz has been able to extend the lessons of the Abstract Expressionists and turn them to his own ends in order to forge a visual vocabulary altogether his own.

It is built up on both an intellectual comprehension of the painterly tradition to which he belongs and an intuitive ability to trust the spontaneous impulses of his own sensibilty."

Byron Coleman, Critic GALLERY & STUDIO MAGAZINE NEW YORK, Feb / Mar 2004

Waldemar Kolbusz

Curriculum vitae

1969     born Perth Western Australia
1987     commenced Bachelor of Arts (UWA) Visual Arts major
1991     completed Bachelor of Commerce degree (UWA)
1994     completed post graduate studies (CPA) and travelled Europe, Japan and US
1996     started to paint full-time

Selected exhibitions

8 Days Before Christmas Our Artists' Special Christnas Show, Anthea Polson Art, Qld 
Anthea Polson Art, QUEENSLAND 2011 (Sept 3)
Gunyulgup Galleries, MARGARET RIVER 2010
Richard Martin Art (group), SYDNEY 2009
Axia Modern Art, MELBOURNE 2009
Libby Edwards Galleries, BRISBANE 2009
Gunyulgup Galleries, MARGARET RIVER 2009
Richard Martin Art, SYDNEY 2008
Momentous Arts (group), SINGAPORE 2008
Axia Modern Art, MELBOURNE 2008
Gunyulgup Galleries, MARGARET RIVER 2008
Axia Modern Art (group), MELBOURNE 2007
Mahoneys Galleries, MELBOURNE 2006
Gunyulgup Galleries, MARGARET RIVER 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007
Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern, SYDNEY 2007
Barry Stern Galleries, SYDNEY 2005, 2006
Amelia Johnson Contemporary (group), HONG KONG 2005
Agora Gallery (group), NEW YORK 2003
Galerie Martini (group), HONG KONG 2003
Libby Edwards Galleries, SYDNEY 2002, 2003
Libby Edwards Galleries, MELBOURNE 2002, 2003
Indigo Arts, SINGAPORE 2001
Pearlers Row Gallery, BROOME 1999 - 2006
Warren De Maria Gallery, SYDNEY 1999, 2000
Code Red Art, PERTH 1998
Gadfly Gallery, PERTH 1996, 1997

Selected corporate collections

Insurance Commission of WA
Mirvac Fini Group Australia
IBM, Perth
KPMG, Perth
Duxton Hotel, Melbourne
Four Seasons Hotel, Macau
Perth Flight Centre
Broome Regional Hospital (Boardroom)
Crown Casino, Melbourne
City of Stirling collection
Oroton, Director's Collection, Brisbane
Paspale Pearls, Director's Collection, Broome
303 Advertising Agency, Director's Collection, Perth
ES Bank (Singapore) Limited
Singapore Technologies, Singapore
Forrest Hotel, Surry Hills
Parkmore Management Pty Ltd,
Richmond CapitaLand Residential Limited - Singapore
Sail and Anchor Hotel, Fremantle
Clarity Communications, West Perth
Balthazar Restaurant, Perth
Spowers Architects, Perth
Indoguna, Singapore
Australian Finance Group, West Perth
Clayton Utz, Perth
Vogue Living Australia Magazine, Melbourne
Pro Property, Perth
Harvey Norman Commercial Division, Sydney
Chiropractic for Wellness, North Carlton
Parkmore Management Pty Ltd, Richmond

Reviews:

"There's a lovely fragility of line and texture that permeates Waldemar Kolbusz's otherwise bold, abstract expressionist paintings. The Perth-born artist eschews crooked slabs of saturated colour with brittle etches and scratches, sponged texture and bleeding streams of excess paint. Interestingly, while the former accountant's work favours vivid reds, pinks and blues, some of the stronger paintings in this series feature a kind of muted and organic palette that channels the likes of Mark Rothko and echoes with notions of landscape, soil and earth. Indeed, Kolbusz's paintings may be void of figuration but they're unyieldingly redolent."

Dan Rule, THE AGE, Melbourne, Sept 26, 2009, A2 Magazine p.2

"Geometry and gesture converge dynamically in the canvases of Waldemar Kolbusz to achieve a vigorous synthesis at once sensual and architectural. Like Brice Marsden and very few other contemporary painters, Kolbusz has been able to extend the lessons of the Abstract Expressionists and turn them to his own ends in order to forge a visual vocabulary altogether his own.

It is built up on both an intellectual comprehension of the painterly tradition to which he belongs and an intuitive ability to trust the spontaneous impulses of his own sensibilty."

Byron Coleman, Critic GALLERY & STUDIO MAGAZINE NEW YORK, Feb / Mar 2004