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The Korzeniak's Fine Art are shown in galleries, cultural centers, Jewish Institutions Jewish Museums, and public & private collections in: Israel, Canada, USA, Mexico, France, Brasil, England, Argentina and Uruguay. Korzeniak was born in Uruguay in 1971. Studying and researching Art, especially Contemporary & Jewish Art, Graphic Design, Photography, Art History, Sculpture, Painting, Engraving, Music and new technologies on Digital Graphics since 1979. Starts art studies in Montevideo, Uruguay at the Clever Lara Studio, Arditti Studio Art Club, Berta Fernandez Musical Center, Violinist Liber Fernandez, and later intensifies art studies through travels to museums in all the World.
Since 1996 is Coordinator and Head of Computing Graphics Department of Ort University of Uruguay. Since 1998 is Proffesor at the Design School, and Architecture School of ORT University of Uruguay in the areas of Design, Arts & Graphic Tools.
Since 2001 Korzeniak is member of the "Uruguay Cultural Foundation for the Arts", Washington DC, USA.
Bernardo Korzeniak, an artist from Uruguay who is being featured in "Postmodern Tendencies" an exhibition at SAI Gallery in SoHo.
Bernardo Korzeniak's semi-abstract, mixed media paintings incorporate oil, collage and other media. His versatile subject matter is mostly inspired by ordinary objects, Jewish traditional scenes, including musical instruments, lanscapes, the human form, and still life. Korzeniak's innovative approach and interpretation of these images make his art extraordinary. He employs structural variations of geometric forms and cubist distortions. Also, through the use of transparent layers of materials, varied textures and tonal ranges, the works of art transcend their subjects. They resonate a multi-level thought-process that fuses imagination with technical knowledge. Many of his images suggest windows and appear as metaphors for looking through many levels of interpretations. His rhythmic works activate the mind and eye of the viewer.
594 Broadway, SoHo, New York, USA.
THE SUBTLE EQUILIBRIUM OF FORMS AND SYMBOLS
Manuel Neves, Art critic, Uruguay, Sept 2003
Korzeniak's paintings are images created of the intertwine of signs ans symbols that contain a fine mesh of mythical narrations. The plastic construction is also a rich combination of textures of diferent materials. Possible significance grows of the intersection of those materials. The series "MALAJIM" (Angels in Hebrew) is an example of construction starting at the intertwining of symbolic forms and universal signs, adopting forms as a fish where other fishes nestle, the sensual silhouette of a violin or the sinuous curve of "HAMSA". These symbols combine with others widely recognizable and with Hebrew. They supply a sensive message for the current times. It could also be said that artist's constructions are self-portraits, not because it represent morphologically his image or face, but rather the images allude to his character in a profound human sence.
It is said that the work of a painter is the light of his soul. As a Jewish painter, my Neshamah (soul in Hebrew) could not but reflect the light of so many teachings about life and Jewish traditions learnt from my parents and Jewish studies. My works are the result of analysis and permanent investigations on themes of Hebrew symbology and kabalistic concepts from where emerge images of the fabric of signs and symbols contained in a web of personal narrations.
The process of creation
After reflecting and investigating each theme, I start the search of materials I could use for my work.
Fabrics, specially transparent and laces, give me sensation of antique, of history as well as give transparency and connotation of lightness. Because of this, I generally apply this type of material to the upper part of the composition, leaving an area on the picture where the eye of the observer can find an area of rest as well as rich in textures. On the rest of the work, I would use papers of different textures and specially Israeli periodicals in Hebrew, giving an interesting texture and also a conceptual element. Finally, in my compositions appear important symbols that identify the Jewish culture and at the same time identify me at my most intimate, such as: The city of Jerusalem, The glass of wine, The Challah, The violin, Talit, Hamza, The Jewish wedding, among others. It could be said that these plastic constructions are self-portraits, not because they represent morphologicly my physical characteristic, but because the images created speak of my person in a profund and intimate sense, of my Neshamah.
Glance at a canvas of Bernardo Korzeniak and you'll find a intense exploration of jewish identity in muted tones. A dream-like Jerusalem cityscape, crafted from paint and scraps of Hebrew-language newspapers, perches above its ancient walls. An ornamented Hamsa (hand amulet), upon closer inspection, transforms itself into a school od a fish and a cluster of letters. The artist use Hebrew newspapers in collages they lend a deeper, stronger symbolism to the theme he is rendering. He has incorporated the mystical world of kabaalah into his art, his depiction of fish inside other fish. His "Resurgimiento" (Revival) has hung in the AMIA building of Buenos Aires since this jewish community center was reconstructed after a terrorist bomb leveled it in the mid-'90s.
Washington Jewish Week , Sept 2003. Paula Amann
If you are looking for an investment in fine arts, you are in the correct site,
contact me, you will receive your painting at your home in 72 hrs in any place in the world you are.
To contact BERNARD KORZENIAK write to: