Born in Poland, in the historic town of Brzeg, Andrzej grew up during the years of political oppression and era of communist Poland. There he attended the School for the Arts and Literature. Unconsciously, these primary years were the platform for a deep attraction towards peace, poetry and art as a form of creative preservation.
In 1984, Andrzej moved to New York and continued his education at the School for the Arts at Jersey City State University. While he was earning his a BFA in painting, Andrzej had the opportunity to explore everything from sculpture to printmaking, drawings to graphic art. The rigorous nature of the field transformed Andrzej’s creative approach away from objectifying the world and towards autonomy through painting.
The richly hued and engaging mixed-media paintings of Andrzej Karwacki are the result of a process of layering materials and paint, all sealed in thick coats of resin. As he states, "I stop when a work of art seems somewhat but not completely complete" - his playful process is made evident, allowing the work to perhaps be completed through the viewers' experience of it.