Interview by Javier Melian www.chrom-art.org co-founder for www.thepalettepages.com
I met Kris Cieslak on Thursday 11st September, in the opening of “A Conscious Identity”, the new group exhibition he is taking part in and curating at Espacio Gallery, London. Espacio
Gallery is run by the artists themselves, with focus on the creative process above the business side of things. The result is an exciting space full of art eye candy and amicable people who are
all passion and no pitch. As with Kris’s own work, the focus of “A Conscious Identity” is people, from a point of view of the artist; how the artist see the human subject. He has surrounded
himself with very talented peers to show the good, the bad and the ugly, and emotions that range from abstract mysticism to very explicit lust.
Kris focuses in human feelings and interpersonal relations, and the strive for physical and spiritual perfection. Although cutting edge, his work is not extreme in any sense. Instead it is very
sleek and aesthetically balanced, like a good piece of architecture or engineering. There is order and proportion, and method. With the use of his trademark style of black and white stripes he
achieves the illusion of a three-dimensional space and gentle up and down and sideways movement. The outcome is truly innovative, no wonder he is very sought after by international collectors.
A highly successful artist in his native Poland, Kris is now based in London but frequently travels to the continent to exhibit in Paris, Rome, Milan and Warsaw.