While still a student, he was already among the great artists represented by the prestigious Berlin Carlier-Gebauer gallery. Winner of the Guerlain Foundation’s Drawing Award. His works are in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, MUMOK – Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig and Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK.
The BBAARR installation, created specifically for the exhibition “As You Can See. Polish Art Today”, is a reference to artistic crafts-manship: decorative window bars, gates and fences. Kowalski tests metalwork in the hostile territory of modern art, drawing a history of an imaginary, eccentric bar with steel wire.